Review on Environmental Sustainability Assessment Methodologies in a Perspective of Halophyte-Based Bio-Refinery
Raval, S., Taşçı, T.Ç., Fasse, S., Thomsen, M.H., Gottschalk, A.
Currently, the most concerning situation of global warming, climate change and fossil resources depletion push us towards bio-based economy from fossil dependent economy. Acknowledging the fact of curbing the environmental burden, the environmental performance of the bio-based refinery should be assessed even though it is in the developmental phase. In that regard, the aim of this study is to provide outline of the methods to gauge environmental performance and their applicability. In addition, the research on valorisation of halophytes to value products and the development of commercial scale bio-refinery concepts are ongoing because of the potential of high value-added products that can be extracted from halophytes. In order to assess and compare the various processes or feedstocks options for particular products, a certain framework and tools are needed. This paper provides the highlights on those important aspects. The aim of this paper is to document the outcomes of literature review and methods that can be implemented for finding sustainable processes and also provides guidance in the selection of suitable indicators that complements the goal of assessment of bio-refinery concepts.
biorefinery, sustainability, life cycle assessment (LCA)
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