The objective of the project is to develop a systematic method and associated tools that can analyze and design innovative biorefinery networks based on chemical and biological approaches to convert biomass feedstock into valuable chemicals and biofuels. 

The project would be considered a success if the developed method is able to,

  • Satisfy the sustainability criteria (including environmental, social and economic issues)
  • Understand and analyze the geographical and supply chain constraints
  • Create superstructures of biorefinery networks based on current and future conversion technologies
  • Combine different sources of data, models, techniques, into a comprehensive method
  • Educate and train students, engineers, researchers on the science of biorefinery network generation, implementation and optimization
  • Systematically and efficiently manage the complexity
  • Successfully identify the best possible synthesis route for a given set of biomass and products (fuels & chemicals)
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