Desired product mixtures in all likelihood will be driven by the demands of other industries, such as the
- building products,
- publishing and materials sectors,
- to maximize value from sustainable operations as well as by
- society’s quest to reduce environmental footprints.
The scale of these operations
will range from medium-sized
to very large
(equivalent in size to existing chemical plants and pulp and paper mills).
Adoption of biorefineries and related processes and product technologies depends on available
- research, development and
- prevailing regulations during design and construction.