Enzymes - tools to upgrade biomass to high-value products

Stina Grönqvist, Jaakko Pere, Matti Siika-aho, Anna Suurnäkki, Terhi K. Hakala

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The natural resources both on land and in water are subject to steadily increasing demands on a global level due to the growing world population, climate change, depletion of fossil raw materials and increasing environmental load. The urge to ensure optimal, cascaded use of biomass resources has been the driving force for various existing biorefinery and bioeconomy initiatives. In biorefineries biomass is processed in a sustainable manner to various marketable products and energy. Bioeconomy can be seen as an expansion of the biorefinery concept as it includes also the exploitation of biological phenomena in processing of non-biological raw materials or production of non-bio products exploiting certain biological principles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNWBC 2012
Subtitle of host publicationThe 4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
EditorsKlaus Niemelä
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7881-8
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7880-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
Event4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 23 Oct 201225 Oct 2012
https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2012/T53.pdf (Full proceedings)

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology


Conference4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012
Abbreviated titleNWBC 2012
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