BIC fact sheet: Biorefineries

September 2016

This factsheet outlines the integral role of biorefineries in the development of the bioeconomy. 

Biorefineries are processing facilities that convert biomass into food, food ingredients, feed, chemicals, materials, fuels and energy using a wide variety of conversion technologies in an integrated manner. A common goal for biorefineries is to use all parts of the biomass raw material as efficiently as possible, i.e. maximising the economic added value, while minimising the environmental footprint.