Biobased silicon and biobased silica: two production routes whose time has come

30 May 2023, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


This study offers an updated bioeconomy perspective on biobased routes to high-purity silicon and silica in the context of the societal, economic and environmental trends reshaping chemical processes. We summarize the main aspects of the green chemistry technologies capable of transforming current production methods. Coincidentally, we discuss selected industrial and economic aspects. Finally, we offer perspectives of how said technologies could/will reshape current chemical and energy production.


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