Integrated Lignocellulosic Biorefinery for Sustainable Bio-Based Economy

  • Jitendra Kumar SainiEmail author
  • Rishi Gupta
  • Hemansi
  • Amit Verma
  • Priyanka Gaur
  • Ritu Saini
  • Rishikesh Shukla
  • Ramesh Chander Kuhad
Part of the Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies book series (BBT, volume 7)


Upsurge of interests in biomass-based economy has opened up many new challenges related to knowledge, technology, economics and society. The complexity of lignocellulosic biomass is comparable to petroleum, and hence, the concept of biorefinery has emerged. A better understanding of the complexity of the lignocellulosic biomass has helped in exploitation of each of its constituent at the fullest for production of a wide variety of products in comparison to the production of single products previously. The production of multiple products such as biofuels and other valuable bio-based materials from lignocellulosic feedstock requires integration of various processes in biorefinery operations in analogy with petroleum-based refineries. Therefore, it is important to understand key issues of lignocellulose biorefining. This chapter deals with the concept and practice of integrated lignocellulosic biorefinery for sustainable development, different products and the sustainability aspects. In the end, current status and future prospects of lignocellulosic biomass-based biorefinery are discussed.


Biorefinery Biofuel Lignocellulose Sustainability Biomass 



The financial and infrastructural support from Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, Haryana, India is highly acknowledged. The authors also thank Science & Engineering research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for providing the financial support (SERB/LS/2016/00929).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jitendra Kumar Saini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rishi Gupta
    • 2
    • 7
  • Hemansi
    • 1
  • Amit Verma
    • 3
  • Priyanka Gaur
    • 1
  • Ritu Saini
    • 4
  • Rishikesh Shukla
    • 1
  • Ramesh Chander Kuhad
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologySchool of Interdisciplinary & Applied Life Sciences, Central University of HaryanaMahendergarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologySchool of Interdisciplinary & Applied Life Sciences, Central University of HaryanaMahendergarhIndia
  3. 3.Department of BiochemistryCollege of Basic Sciences and Humanities, S D Agricultural UniversitySK NagarIndia
  4. 4.Department of BioenergyDBT-IOC Centre for Advanced Bioenergy ResearchFaridabadIndia
  5. 5.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Delhi South CampusNew DelhiIndia
  6. 6.Central University of HaryanaMahendergarhIndia
  7. 7.SVI Research, SVI AnalyticaGurugramIndia

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