From: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Published October 12, 2017 12:23 PM

Byproducts from biofuel focus of PNNL and WSU partnership

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a continuous thermo-chemical process that produces useful biocrude from algae. The process takes just minutes and PNNL is working with a company which has licensed the technology to build a pilot plant using the technology.

The first part of the conversion process, hydrothermal liquefaction, creates biocrude that can be upgraded to produce fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. It also produces a by-product wastewater stream which includes carbon and nutrients from the algae.

Read more at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Image: Algae was used as the feedstock for the hydrothermal liquefaction process at PNNL. (Credit: PNNL)

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