Biorefinery

Biorefinery is similar to petroleum refinery, where all biomass fractions will be fractionated into different components for producing biochemical, biofuel and biomaterials for reducing dependency on fossil fuel based products. Pulp and Paper Research Division is working to integrate pulping process into integrated biorefinery to achieve SDGs number 13. Bangladesh is a densely populated forest deficient agricultural country. A good quantity of crops residues are generated each year. To find out alternative raw materials for wood, Pulp and Paper Research Division is involving to utilize crops residues in integrated biorefinery. Pulp and Paper Research Division has developed a new technology on this area such as potassium hydroxide based biorefinery, organic acid fractionation etc.

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