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Biorefinery Approach for Aerogels

Budtova, T. Aguilera, D.A. Beluns, S. Berglund, L. Chartier, C. Espinosa, E. Gaidukovs, S. Klimek-Kopyra, A. Kmita, A. Lachowicz, D. Liebner, F. Platnieks, O. Rodríguez, A. Tinoco Navarro, L.K. Zou, F. Buwalda, S.J.

Original Title

Biorefinery Approach for Aerogels

English Title

Biorefinery Approach for Aerogels

Language

en

Original Abstract

According to the International Energy Agency, biorefinery is “the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable bio-based products (chemicals, materials) and bioenergy (fuels, power, heat)”. In this review, we survey how the biorefinery approach can be applied to highly porous and nanostructured materials, namely aerogels. Historically, aerogels were first developed using inorganic matter. Subsequently, synthetic polymers were also employed. At the beginning of the 21st century, new aerogels were created based on biomass. Which sources of biomass can be used to make aerogels and how? This review answers these questions, paying special attention to bio-aerogels’ environmental and biomedical applications. The article is a result of fruitful exchanges in the frame of the European project COST Action “CA 18125 AERoGELS: Advanced Engineering and Research of aeroGels for Environment and Life Sciences”.

English abstract

According to the International Energy Agency, biorefinery is “the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable bio-based products (chemicals, materials) and bioenergy (fuels, power, heat)”. In this review, we survey how the biorefinery approach can be applied to highly porous and nanostructured materials, namely aerogels. Historically, aerogels were first developed using inorganic matter. Subsequently, synthetic polymers were also employed. At the beginning of the 21st century, new aerogels were created based on biomass. Which sources of biomass can be used to make aerogels and how? This review answers these questions, paying special attention to bio-aerogels’ environmental and biomedical applications. The article is a result of fruitful exchanges in the frame of the European project COST Action “CA 18125 AERoGELS: Advanced Engineering and Research of aeroGels for Environment and Life Sciences”.

Keywords

biomass; aerogel; lignocellulose; cellulose; nanocellulose; starch; chitosan; alginate; pectin; carrageenan

Released

24.11.2020

Publisher

MDPI AG

Location

MDPI Polymers

ISBN

2073-4360

Periodical

Polymers

Year of study

12

Number

12

State

CH

Pages from

2779

Pages to

2842

Pages count

63

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT167456,
  author="Lizeth Katherine {Tinoco Navarro}",
  title="Biorefinery Approach for Aerogels",
  annote="According to the International Energy Agency, biorefinery is “the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable bio-based products (chemicals, materials) and bioenergy (fuels, power, heat)”. In this review, we survey how the biorefinery approach can be applied to highly porous and nanostructured materials, namely aerogels. Historically, aerogels were first developed using inorganic matter. Subsequently, synthetic polymers were also employed. At the beginning of the 21st century, new aerogels were created based on biomass. Which sources of biomass can be used to make aerogels and how? This review answers these questions, paying special attention to bio-aerogels’ environmental and biomedical applications. The article is a result of fruitful exchanges in the frame of the European project COST Action “CA 18125 AERoGELS: Advanced Engineering and Research of aeroGels for Environment and Life Sciences”.",
  address="MDPI AG",
  chapter="167456",
  doi="10.3390/polym12122779",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="MDPI AG",
  number="12",
  year="2020",
  month="november",
  pages="2779--2842",
  publisher="MDPI AG"
}