The Energy Department on January 3 over 10 million announced $ for five projects in California, Texas, Maryland, and Washington, to be the development of new technologies to convert biomass to advanced biofuels and bio-products such as plastics and chemical intermediates. These projects use processed sugar biomass to convert innovative synthetic biological and chemical techniques, which can be converted into bio products and drop-in biofuels for cars, trucks, and aircraft.
Two of these projects to develop cost-effective ways to manufacture chemical intermediates from the lignocellulose deconstruction. Lignocellulose is a construction material that comprises much of the mass of plants. Intermediates are valid biofuel biomass-based products, treated as commodities and a refinery in the supply chain can be passed finished as biofuel from the manufacturer. Three projects proposes new conversion techniques to transform biomass intermediates in advanced biofuels and bioproducts. The Department of energy progress warning message is displayed.
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