PNNL and NREL team on waste feedstock analysis for biofuel production

July 10, 2018 |

In Washington state, a team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory performed a detailed analysis of cattle waste, wastewater, sludgy grease ensconced in restaurant and cafeteria grease traps and food wastes’ potential for biofuel production on a site-specific basis across the conterminous United States.

The results of the team’s analysis were published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

The research team coupled best available information on these organic wastes from an existing WtE feedstock database with PNNL’s Biomass Assessment Tool modeling framework and an HTL conversion model to estimate the amounts and geographic distribution of potential biocrude oil production.

Results indicate that for the conterminous United States, on average, as much as 5.9 billion gallons of biocrude oil could be produced each year.

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