At NREL's state-of-the-art biomass research facilities, researchers design and optimize processes to convert renewable biomass feedstocks into transportation fuels and chemicals.
The Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility and the Thermochemical Users Facility are available for testing feedstocks, processes, and equipment at the laboratory and pilot scales. Government agencies, universities, and a variety of industries have taken advantage of the flexibility offered by these facilities to evaluate and validate their process options.
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At NREL's fermentation laboratory, researchers test new conversion processes and develop advanced enzymes and microorganisms to improve sugar and fuel yields and lower the costs of biochemical conversion.
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