NREL's biomass research goes beyond chemicals and fuel manufacturing, crosscutting other energy-intensive industries such as forest products manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing, and other related industries.
NREL supports advanced manufacturing through various biomass-related capabilities and projects.
NREL employs advanced molecular high-performance computer simulations to improve the efficiency of kraft pulp yield and help innovate the American pulp and paper industry.
Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE™) transforms plastic pollution through early-stage plastic recycling and upcycling research and development. NREL is helping to support these efforts, along with experts from industry, academia, and other national labs.