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Chemicals from biomass: petrochemical substitution options.
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PMID:  17790524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
As a source of chemicals, biomass has several intrnsic advantages over fossil mass: it is renewable, flexible through crop switching, and adaptable through genetic manipulation. Inflexibility of the fossil mass resource is compensated for by highly effective technology for production of olefins and aromatics, economies of scale, and a highly developed system of conversion products with large markets. Direct and indirect strategies to substitute for petrochemicals are based on ecological succession concepts. A proliferation of lignocellulosic fractionation processes is arising from the need for inexpensive, homogeneous, chemically useful biomass feedstocks.
E S Lipinsky
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  212     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
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Created Date:  2010-06-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1465-71     Citation Subset:  -    
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