This is an excellent presentation that provides an overview of processes and products for biomass to fuels and chemicals.
By Richard Bain, Principal Research Advisor, National Bioenergy Center, USA (More about Richard Bain from here – http://www.nrel.gov/biomass/staff_pages/richard_bain.html )
Some of the key aspects discussed in this white paper are:
- Biomass properties
- Gasification-based Technologies
- Pyrolysis-based Technologies
- Other Technologies
- Integrated biorefineries for biochemical & thermochemical processes
- End products – heat & power, fuel & chemicals; and – food products, animal feed, ethanol, chemicals
You can download this white paper from here – http://bakerinstitute.org/files/documents/event-presentations/biofuels/sep2006-biomass-fuels/Biofuels_Bain_092606.pdf .