Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Chem Eng Process Technol
Also known as white biotechnology, industrial biotechnology refers to any technological activity that uses biological systems to produce and process materials, chemicals and energy. In this process, microorganisms may or may not be genetically modified to convert biomass into sugars and sugars in Hydrocarbons. That said, it is believed that industrial sugars can become a commodity and highly versatile raw material. The new oil. In this way, we can also make an analogy between the current petroleum refineries, which produce multiple fuels and chemicals and the concept of the biorefinery. A biorefinery is nothing more than a plant that integrates biomass conversion processes and industrial equipment to produce fuels, energy, chemicals and other products; improving industrial productivity by up to 40%, replacing the use of fossil raw materials and reducing the use of scarce natural resources. In this way, we provide a vital contribution to the transition from the current unsustainable economic practices to renewable industrial systems - circular and bio-based economics - combining innovation and sustainability to solve the main Brazilian and global challenges. Since the inauguration of the first 2G commercial-scale plant in Italy in 2013, five more have been launched worldwide, two of them in Brazil. Other second-generation projects have also begun to attract the interest and investments of China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia in the form of coordinated public actions and the development of mechanisms that establish a market and demand for cellulosic biofuels.