Enhanced Production of Reactive Intermediates from Cellulosic Biomass for Aqueous-Phase Catalytic Processing to Drop-In Fuels

The knowledge portion of this research project includes the following: optimized RS process provides new conditions for higher yields of reactive compounds at lower costs; insight will inform strategies and major new initiatives for making yields economically competitive; new models will better predict performance and aid in the design of novel systems; and results will inform selection of new and plentiful biomass sources in California (including agricultural and forestry residues). The actions portion includes the following: design and implementation of a total alternative fuels system; optimization of the existing transportation fuels infrastructure; selection and wider application of woody and herbaceous energy crops, such as fast growing poplar and switchgrass, in the transportation fuels sector; diversion of major portions of municipal waste to the transportation fuels sector; increased commercial interest in sustainable transportation fuels; increased production of sustainable transportation fuels; and increased use of sustainable transportation fuels. The conditions are as follows: decreased cost of sustainable transportation fuels; increased national energy security and independence; decreased air pollution and slower climate change; fewer and/or less full landfills; promoting diversification and environmental sustainability of agriculture; and increased rural economic growth and job opportunities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Principal Investigators:

    Wyman, Charles

  • Start Date: 20110801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130731

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575553
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2015 10:48AM