Ionic liquids and gamma-valerolactone as case studies for green solvents in the deconstruction and refining of biomass
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|Journal||Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry|
|Early online date||28 Nov 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|MoE publication type||A2 Review article in a scientific journal|
Herein, we discuss the most recent developments regarding two novel solvent systems for biomass refining. We summarize the latest progress made in the area of ionic liquids, with a special emphasis on the techno-economic feasibility in terms of costs and recyclability. In the second part, we highlight the global achievements in the field of gamma-valerolactone-based pulping of biomass, looking at the key contributions from various continents.
- ionic liquid, IL, Gamma-valerolactone, GVL, biorefinery, biomass fractionation, ionosolv, pulping, organosolv pulping