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Upgrading of Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oil (Bio-oil)

Open Date: 05/27/2010

Close Date: 07/09/2010

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000342


This Funding Opportunity Announcement is requesting applications to develop integrated upgrading processes of bio-oil at the bench scale that:

  1. Demonstrate the capability of long term processing to address the corrosivity issues associated with stabilized bio-oil
  2. Catalytically de-oxygenate the many molecular fragments that collectively comprise bio-oil
  3. Demonstrate the ability to produce a final liquid transportation hydrocarbon fuel that can be blended at up to 30% by weight with ASTM petroleum fuels OR produce an upgraded bio-oil compatible with existing petroleum refining unit operations
  4. Provide extensive supporting data on the physical and chemical property requirements of the petroleum operations to demonstrate the compatibility of the resulting liquid hydrocarbon product with petroleum refining unit operations.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 06/07/2010

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.