Biorefineries: A Short Introduction

  • Kurt WagemannEmail author
  • Nils TippkötterEmail author
Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 166)


The terms bioeconomy and biorefineries are used for a variety of processes and developments. This short introduction is intended to provide a delimitation and clarification of the terminology as well as a classification of current biorefinery concepts. The basic process diagrams of the most important biorefinery types are shown.


Bioeconomy Biorefinery definitions Introduction Process schemes Renewable resources 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DECHEMAFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Bioprocess EngineeringUniversity of Applied Sciences AachenJülichGermany

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