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.
Tools for Accelerating Catalyst Development
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.
Biomass Feedstock and Resource Assessment Data
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
These maps show the technical biomass resources available in the United States by county.
This atlas contains two interactive maps for comparing biomass feedstock, biopower, and biofuels by location.
Biomass Policy and Economic Models
The BSM model focuses on policy issues of biofuels, their feasibility, and potential side effects. It integrates resource availability, behavior, relevant constraints, and more.
The JEDI model estimates the economic impact of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local and state levels.