A superstructure optimization approach using biomass to biofuels and biochemicals

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Biorefinery Superstructure

A framework of biorefinery optimization

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Framework of biorefinery optimization

Superstructure Approach

The superstructure approach is a systematic and versatile framework that enables biorefinery designers and researchers to explore numerous process configurations and optimize the entire system for improved performance. By considering various feedstocks, technologies, and product streams, it helps identify the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly pathways for biomass conversion. This method encourages integrated decision-making, leading to biorefinery systems that align with sustainability goals and contribute to a greener future. Moreover, the superstructure approach fosters continuous innovation, driving advancements in biorefinery technologies and promoting the transition towards a more circular and resource-efficient economy.


  • Safdar Abbas, Ada Josefina Robinson, Stavros Papadokonstantakis,Superstructure configuration and optimization of the biofuel production perspectives in Austria,Computer Aided Chemical Engineering,Elsevier,Volume 52,2023,Pages 619-624,https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-443-15274-0.50098-6.