Location: Sustainable Biofuels and Co-Products
Project Number: 8072-41000-082-25
Start Date: Sep 01, 2013
End Date: Aug 31, 2015
Scientists at ARS laboratories in Wyndmoor, PA will conduct pyrolysis on biomass to produce crude bio-oil. ARS will also conduct hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) upgrading experiments, as well as some characterization of the HDO product. Characterization methods include chromatography, elemental, moisture, and acidity analyses. Scientists at ARG will test the applicability of upgraded pyrolysis oil. Some tests include corrosion analysis, octane/cetane numbers, viscosity, cloud point, and GC simulated distillation.