A Forest Residue-Based Pyrolysis Biorefinery

Within the scope of the proposed project the deliverable results will include a feasibility analysis of a model pyrolysis biorefinery that incorporates woody biomass as a feedstock and provides both a transportation bio-fuel along with a unique polymer system. The results will help fill some of the current energy needs and provide a resin with multiple processing attributes. The novel resin can potential replace many of the formaldehyde-based thermoset resins in the wood composite industry and also create a bio-based polymer system which imparts thermoplastic properties. By using the woody biomass residuals from logging operations as the biorefinery feedstock, value can be added to the biomass and potentially offset the costs of removal required for forest fire prevention. Not only will jobs be created for the biorefinery, more rural-based jobs will be saved or increased to remove the logging residues.

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


  • English


  • 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:

    Englund, Karl

  • Start Date: 20090401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110331

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575659
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2015 8:47AM