Biogas production as a contributor to the biorefinery concept
Conference poster, 2011
The Industrial Biotechnology group at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, Sweden, wants to be at the frontier of the discovery of new biotechnologies, which may become fundamental contributors to the energy infrastructure and green chemistry industry of the world of tomorrow. Our research is part of the Chalmers Energy Initiative and our initial focus is towards sustainable bioenergy production. Within the concept of biorefinery, lignocellulosic raw materials and waste streams are upgraded to a portfolio of fuel and chemical products, which may vary according to the initial nature of the substrate and the local needs. Anaerobic digestion could play a crucial role towards the feasibility of biorefining processes. Our research is devoted at investigating the challenges and opportunities of integrating biogas production with other fuels and chemicals from lignocellulose materials.