Updated: 2012-04-10 | Print

The biorefinery integrates biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, and chemicals from biomass. The biorefinery resembles the petroleum refineries, producing different fuels and products from petroleum.

The biorefinery takes advantage of the differences in biomass components and processing intermediates, in order to maximize the overall value of the biomass input. This opens for the production of high volume commodity type products (e.g. biofuels) as well as low volume, high value specialty products.