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Valorisation of softwood bark through extraction of utilizable chemicals. A review
- Jablonsky, M., Nosalova, J., Sladkova, A., Haz, A., Kreps, F., Valka, J., Miertus, S., Frecer, V., Ondrejovic, M., Sima, J., Surina, I.
- Biotechnology advances 2017 v.35 no.6 pp. 726-750
- bark, bioenergy, softwood
- Softwood bark is an important source for producing chemicals and materials as well as bioenergy. Extraction is regarded as a key technology for obtaining chemicals in general, and valorizing bark as a source of such chemicals in particular. In this paper, properties of 237 compounds identified in various studies dealing with extraction of softwood bark were described. Finally, some challenges and perspectives on the production of chemicals from bark are discussed.