Extraction of lignin from biomass for biodiesel production

A. H. Bhat*, Y. K. Dasan, Imran Khan

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The renewable biorefinery concept involves transforming a pulp mill into a multipurpose biofuels, biomaterials, and biopower production facility in which these products are produced in an ecofriendly and sustainable manner. A key challenge in this process is the recovery of lignin from process streams such that it can be utilized in a variety of innovative green chemistry processes. This chapter focuses on the various methods used for the recovery of lignin and application of lignin. The study also discusses about the production of biofuel, specifically biodiesel via Lignoboost lignin pyrolysis as biofuel, steam gasification/pyrolysis of kraft lignin for biofuel, lignin hydrocracking for biofuel and hydrogenation of black liquor. Besides this, the study also throws some light on the availability of biomass, its sources, and global production of biodiesel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgricultural Biomass Based Potential Materials
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783319138473
ISBN (Print)9783319138466
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Biodiesel
  • Biomass
  • Lignin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • General Environmental Science


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