Capabilities in Integrated Biorefinery Processes
At NREL, teams of researchers focus on developing an integrated biorefinery by linking the biomass conversion unit operations together for industrial applications and by demonstrating integrated processes at the mini-pilot and pilot scales. They also conduct rigorous bench-scale experimentation to improve specific unit operations.
Pilot Plants/User Facilities
NREL has pilot plants and user facilities that are essential to integrating and scaling-up processes. Ideas developed at the bench scale can be tied together in the pilot plant, allowing NREL researchers and collaborators to investigate how various steps of the process interact and impact the final product.
Learn about our facilities.
Demonstration and Collaboration
NREL's researchers can demonstrate biomass conversion processes in real-world applications. Integration and production activities involve industrial partners and focus on developing valuable products from sugars and on relatively large integrated projects that seek to improve the commercial viability of biochemical and thermochemical conversion technologies.
Learn about projects in integrated biorefinery processes.