|Authors: (Shuangning Xiu and Abolghasem Shahbazi, Biological Engineering Program, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA)
A green refinery is an integrated concept to utilize green biomass as an abundant and
versatile raw material for the manufacturing of industrial products. It represents an
innovative approach to alternative application of surplus grassland biomass. An overview
of the main aspects, activity and processing technologies are discussed in this chapter.
Recent developments on the green biorefinery in both Europe and North America are also
discussed. A focus for future R&D work in that field is recommended.