Building blocks from biocrude: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to biobased methoxyphenols : Biofuels Digest


To develop and optimize a hybrid separation method to recover high-value methoxyphenols to improve the process economics and environmental impact for the production of advanced biofuels from catalytic pyrolysis, integrated with hydroprocessing. That’s the ambitious R&D goal outlined by a team from RTI International, supported by the US DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office.

This project aims to provide the US chemical industry with a straightforward technology for the production of methoxyphenols as chemical building blocks from biomass.

Principal Investigator Ofei Mante of RTI gave this illuminating overview of the project’s promise and progress at the DOE Project Peer Review meetings.

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