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A sustainable pathway towards methane-assisted biorefineries

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  • Corresponding author: sonh@ucalgary.ca(H.S.)
  • Unlocking methane's potential in biomass valorization offers a game-changing approach to sustainable and economically viable biofuel and high-value chemical production. By leveraging methane as a hydrogen donor, it reduces the capital and operational costs associated with expensive hydrogen gas, making the process highly competitive. Moreover, methane's active role in catalytic biomass upgrading improves fuel quality and selectively yields valuable chemicals, surpassing traditional methods in cost-effectiveness and environmental benefits. This transformative pathway leads us to greener, large-scale biorefineries, paving the way for a more sustainable and resource-efficient energy future, where methane becomes a driving force in our quest for environmental sustainability and economic viability. This perspective explores the role of methane in renewable fuel and aromatic chemicals production from biomass and organic waste by highlighting challenges and outlining a roadmap towards large-scale biorefineries.
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  • Cite this article:

    Alagumalai A. and Song H. (2023). A sustainable pathway towards methane-assisted biorefineries. The Innovation Materials 1(3), 100039. https://doi.org/10.59717/j.xinn-mater.2023.100039
    Alagumalai A. and Song H. (2023). A sustainable pathway towards methane-assisted biorefineries. The Innovation Materials 1(3), 100039. https://doi.org/10.59717/j.xinn-mater.2023.100039

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