Biomass Processing Technologies
These technologies can then be followed by an array of secondary treatments (stabilization, dewatering, upgrading, refining) depending on specific final products. The wide range of biomass sources available in nature includes feedstock characterized by different chemical compositions, physical status, toxicity and energy content. The feedstock quality represents a relevant aspect influencing the decision on the most suitable valorization technology to be adopted. In particular, despite the energy recovery efficiency should represent the key driver for the choice, economic competitiveness and market opportunity play the main role towards the commercial development of new technologies and strategies.