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Title: Partnering with Industry to Advance Biofuels and Bioproducts (Fact Sheet)

Fact sheet describing NREL's Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility, a biochemical pilot plant and partnership facility containing equipment and lab space for pretreatement, enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation, compositional analysis, and downstream processing. For more than 30 years, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been at the leading edge of research and technology advancements to develop renewable fuels and bioproducts. NREL works to develop cost-competitive alternatives to conventional transportation fuels and value-added biobased chemicals that can be used to manufacture clothing, plastics, lubricants, and other products. NREL is developing technologies and processes to produce a range of sustainable, energy-dense advanced biofuels that are compatible with our existing transportation fuel infrastructure. As part of that effort, NREL's National Bioenergy Center has entered into more than 90 collaborations in the past five years with companies ranging in size from start-ups to those that appear on Fortune magazine's Fortune 100 list. The new Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF) showcases NREL's commitment to collaboration and to meeting the nation's biofuels and bioproducts development and deployment goals. Designed to speed the growth of the biofuels and bioproducts industries, the IBRF is a unique $33.5 million pilot facility capable of supporting a varietymore » of projects. The IBRF is available to industry partners who work with NREL through cooperative research and development, technical, and analytical service agreements. With 27,000 ft2 of high bay space, the IBRF provides industry partners with the opportunity to operate, test, and develop their own biorefining technology and equipment.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1032395
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5100-53429
TRN: US201202%%382
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Biomass Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BIOFUELS; BIOMASS CONVERSION PLANTS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; COOPERATION; ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS; FERMENTATION; INDUSTRY; PILOT PLANTS; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; INTEGRATED BIOREFIENERY RESEARCH FACILITY; IBRF; BIOCHEMICAL CONVERSION; PILOT PLANT; PARTNERING FACILITY; PRETREATEMENT; COMPOSITIONAL ANALYSIS; Bioenergy