From Vegetable Refining Towards Doubly Green Biorefinery

Author/s Martino Nieddu
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2009/3
Language French Pages 17 P. 123-139 File size 103 KB
DOI 10.3280/AIM2009-003007
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The biorefinery concept appears as if a rational myth, having evolved over time to incorporate the issue of sustainable development, in the form of green chemistry, but also to take into account the criticisms addressed to biofuels, and technical difficulties encountered in projects of biodegradable polymers. It produces a particular division of labor based on the production of biosourced intermediates substitutes for petroleum.

Il concetto emergente di bioraffineria appare come un caso di "mito razionale". Questo mito cambia nel tempo per inserire il tema dello sviluppo sostenibile in tre dimensioni: nascita di una chimica verde, necessità di tener conto delle critiche sui biocarburanti, difficoltà tecniche incontrate sui polimeri biodegradabili. Il concetto produce allora una particolare divisione del lavoro, imitando quella della petrochimica. I prodotti intermediari provenienti da fonti rinnovabili sono adattati per sostituire esattamente le strutture chimiche provenienti dal petrolio.

Keywords: Technological Change, Sustainable Development, Biorefinery, Rational Myth, Green Chemistry, Boundaries of the Firm

Martino Nieddu, De la raffinerie végétale à une bioraffinerie doublement verte? in "AGRICOLTURA ISTITUZIONI MERCATI " 3/2009, pp 123-139, DOI: 10.3280/AIM2009-003007