Lignocellulose Biocatalysis Concepts from a Process and Systems Engineering Approach: a review.


  • Gabriela Arianna Suárez Matallana Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Lima, Perú.
  • Sara Rosa Sánchez Atahualpa Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Lima, Perú.
  • Arnold Lazaro Riquez Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Lima, Perú.
  • Ursula Fabiola Rodríguez Zúñiga Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Lima, Perú.



Biorefinery, Lignocellulosic biomass, cellulases enzymes, Biocatalysis, Process and Systems Engineering (PSE)


Lignocellulosic biomass is recognized as a renewable and abundant raw material on the planet in processing platforms to produce biofuels and/or high value-added biomolecules. This type of integrated production process is called "biorefinery" and is intensively studied because its implementation is still hampered by factors such as energy consumption in the pretreatment stages, the lack of a deep understanding of the synergy of cellulase enzymes, and the difficulty of standardization of conversion processes given the variability of feedstocks and scales of application. Thus, this work proposes a global review of the aforementioned topics associated with the fundamentals of lignocellulose composition and characteristics, as well as examples of important derived molecules for their commercial value. From this perspective, this review proposed a collection of the knowledge necessary for the understanding of biomass processing platforms and the valorisation of derived biomolecules by means of Process and Systems Engineering tools that allow the identification of sustainable, profitable, and flexible bio-based technological routes.


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Suárez Matallana, G. A., Sánchez Atahualpa, S. R., Lazaro Riquez, A. ., & Rodríguez Zúñiga, U. F. (2022). Lignocellulose Biocatalysis Concepts from a Process and Systems Engineering Approach: a review. Perfiles, 1(28), 37-51.