Bringing the Concept of Drop-in Fuels into the Pulp and Paper Industry

Rayssa Pinto, Marcos Lúcio Corazza, Luiz Pereira Ramos

Abstract


The pulp and paper sector is undertaking several initiatives to decrease the carbon footprint of its industrial activities. To do so, any emission must be offset by introducing efficient carbon fixation strategies such as reforestation and the development of biobased products and processes. The production of drop-in fuels may play an important role in this scenario. Drop-in fuels provide a good way to add value to otherwise underutilized process streams and wastes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing other environmental impacts, and improving process sustainability.

Keywords


Renewable hydrocarbons; Biomass conversion; Drop-in fuels; Biorefinery

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