Top Cat: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio’s progress and projects

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ChemCatBio is a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, we work with industry to rapidly transition R&D discoveries into commercial processes and grow the bioeconomy in the United States.

Current research encompasses the following five themes:

  • Upgrading of synthesis gas and synthesis gas-derived intermediates
  • Catalytic fast pyrolysis
  • Hydroprocessing of fast pyrolysis and catalytic fast pyrolysis bio-oils
  • Upgrading biogenic carbon in aqueous waste streams
  • Upgrading of lignin, carbohydrates, and other biologically derived intermediates

Here below is an amalgamation of the $4.3 million in new awards for industry-led ChemCatBio projects and an overview of the consortium’s locations and rationale — an illuminating look at the group’s progress and promise.