Data and Tools
NREL provides data, tools, and models for analyzing bioenergy research and technologies, and for determining biomass resources and feedstocks.
Laboratory Analytical Procedures
NREL develops lab procedures to help researchers perform analyses for biofuels and bio-oils.
Biomass Compositional Analysis
Microalgae Compositional Analysis
Tools for Accelerating Catalyst Development
CatCost: Catalyst Cost-Estimating Tool
NREL and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as part of their work with the NREL-led Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) consortium, developed a catalyst cost-estimating tool that incorporates industry standard estimation methods into a user-friendly spreadsheet and web tool.
Bond Dissociation Energies Estimator
A machine-Learning derived, Fast, Accurate Bond dissociation Enthalpy Tool (ALFABET) quickly calculates the thermodynamics of chemical reactions by predicting bond dissociation energies for single, noncyclic bonds in neutral organic molecules consisting of C, H, O, and N atoms.
Biomass Feedstock and Resource Assessment Data
International Biomass Resource Assessments
NREL has completed resource assessments in many countries, which quantify the existing biomass material in a given area for producing power, heat, transportation fuels, and chemicals.
Biomass Resource Maps
Solid Biomass Resource and Biogas Maps
These maps show the technical biomass resources available in the United States by county.
Conduct geospatial analysis of U.S. biomass resources and biofuels production.
Conduct geospatial analysis of U.S. biomass resources and power production.
Biomass Policy and Economic Models
Biomass Scenario Model
The BSM model focuses on policy issues of biofuels, their feasibility, and potential side effects. It integrates resource availability, behavior, relevant constraints, and more.
Jobs and Economic Development Impact Models
The JEDI model estimates the economic impact of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local and state levels.