Biorefineries - A Powerful Tool to Diminish the Human FootprintRui Galhano dos Santos*
CERENA - Centre for Natural Resources and the Environment, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rui Galhano dos Santos
CERENA - Centre for Natural Resources and the Environment
Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 19, 2016; Accepted Date: November 03, 2016; Published Date: November 15, 2016
Citation: Santos RG (2016) Biorefineries - A Powerful Tool to Diminish the Human Footprint. J Environ Anal Toxicol 6:415. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000415
Copyright: © 2016 Santos RG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
On the edge of petroleum exhausting and dependency, solutions are needed. In this short commentary/opinion an overview of the presence of human being in the have caused, and the solutions that can become a tool to address some of those issues. The biomass concept is discussed and presented as an alternative to producing products to compete with those from fossil sources towards the implementation of biorefineries.