Integrated biorefinery routes of biohydrogen: Possible utilization of acidogenic fermentative effluent

J. Rajesh Banu, G. Ginni, S. Kavitha, R. Yukesh Kannah, S. Adish Kumar, Shashi Kant Bhatia, Gopalakrishnan Kumar

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Biohydrogen production and integration possibilities are vital towards hydrogen economy and sustainability of the environment. Acidogenic fermentation is acquiring great interest and it is one of the prime pathways to produce biohydrogen and short chain carboxylic acids. In addition to hydrogen recovery, simultaneously nearly 60 percent of the organics may get converted to ethanol, 1,3propanediol and organic acids. Besides, these organics (fermentative effluents) can be used indirectly as a raw material for the generation of value- added products such as biolipid, polyhydroxyalkanoates, excess hydrogen, methane and electrical energy recovery. In this regard, this review has been assessed as a valuable biorefinery for biofuel and value- added products recovery. The biorefinery can be used to minimize entire cost of the approach by obtaining extra profits.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124241
JournalBioresource technology
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by Department of Biotechnology, India under its initiative Mission innovation Challenge Scheme (IC4). The grant from the project entitled “A novel integrated biorefinery for conversion of lignocellulosic agro waste into value added products and bioenergy (BT/PR31054/PBD/26/763/2019) is utilized for this study.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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