ChemCatBio is a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, we work with industry to rapidly transition R&D discoveries into commercial processes and grow the bioeconomy in the United States.
Current research encompasses the following five themes:
- Upgrading of synthesis gas and synthesis gas-derived intermediates
- Catalytic fast pyrolysis
- Hydroprocessing of fast pyrolysis and catalytic fast pyrolysis bio-oils
- Upgrading biogenic carbon in aqueous waste streams
- Upgrading of lignin, carbohydrates, and other biologically derived intermediates
Corinee Drennan, Rick Elander and Josh Schaidle gave this illuminating update on ChemCatBio’s projects, rationale, promise and progress.