(369a) Introduction to the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium

Schaidle, J. A., National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) is a national lab led research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Through linking foundational science with applied engineering and partnering with industry and academia, we seek to accelerate the catalyst-process development cycle. The consortium encompasses an integrated and collaborative portfolio of catalytic and enabling technologies, which positions ChemCatBio to address both technology-specific and overarching catalysis challenges over the entire development cycle. The core catalysis projects target technological advancements for specific conversion processes, such as catalytic upgrading of biochemical process intermediates, catalytic fast pyrolysis, and indirect liquefaction, while the enabling technologies provide access to world-class capabilities and expertise in computational modeling, materials synthesis, advanced in situ and in operando catalyst characterization, and catalyst design tools. This presentation will provide an overview of the consortium.