Biorefining in a Circular Economy


What do you exactly mean by biorefining?

Biorefining is the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable biobased products and bioenergy.
For example: Simple combustion-based power and/or heat production from straw in our view is no biorefining; however, fractionation of straw into sugars and lignin for the co-production of advanced biofuels/chemicals from the sugars fraction and power/heat from the lignin fraction is.