Bio-based Product Research
Advancements in bioproducts science and technology are resulting in new opportunities for grower associations, commodity processors, and chemical companies, as well as federal agencies interested in the environmental and economic benefits of renewable resources for production of high-value industrial and consumer products. For nearly 30 years, the hallmark of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's bioproducts research has been the development and application of novel thermal, chemical, and biological processes to convert biomass to industrial and consumer products, fuels, and energy. Our patented catalytic processes convert sugars and acids to much higher value commodity and specialty chemicals. We're working with private industry and government to rapidly translate scientific discoveries into deployable technologies that are beneficial to this nation and which will reduce our reliance on foreign oil and gas supplies.
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|Capabilities||PNNL is a multi program national laboratory with a broad spectrum of capabilities that can be applied to bio-based product research. This page describes areas of expertise with lists of pertinent patents issued to the Lab.|
|Facilities||Researchers at PNNL work in a wide variety of specialized, state-of-the-art laboratories. This page describes the facilities available to support bio-based product research.|
|Projects||A summary of technology development efforts the Lab in the bio-based products area, and links to related articles and publications.|
|Awards & News||Descriptions of awards received by the Lab for technology developments in the biobased products area with links to detailed descriptions as well as links to descriptions of our bio-based products work as found in the popular press.|
|About the Lab||Information on Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Battelle.|
|NW Collaboration||PNNL is collaborating with partners to support development and commercialization of bio-based products.|