Innovation Under the Bioeconomy Context in Brazil
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This chapter discusses the possibilities of using biomass for several industrial applications, including biopolymers, bio-based materials and biofuel. It also covers the potential conflict between materials/energy and food, cascading concept of biomass utilization and the use of residues. Finally, it discusses the state of art of biomass and agriwastes utilization in Brazil, going from chemical feedstock, biofuels to bio-based materials, at macro, micro and nanoscales.