Advancements in Biomass Feedstock Preprocessing: Conversion Ready Feedstocks



Frontiers in Energy Research releases a collection of 23 journal articles from biomass experts  
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April 4, 2019

Frontiers in Energy Research Releases a Special Issue Addressing Challenges to Efficient Bioenergy Production

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BETO has invested in development of approaches for processing biomass feedstock for biofuels production. Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory

Grinding, sifting, drying, pelletizing, and chemically treating plant material and other forms of biomass before it reaches the biorefinery could help solve big challenges plaguing today’s bioenergy industry, according to a compendium of new research.

Bioenergy is a form of renewable energy derived from organic material (biomass), which includes crop wastes, forest residues, purpose-grown grasses, woody energy crops, algae, industrial wastes, sorted municipal solid waste, urban wood waste, and food waste.

The collection of 23 journal articles from some of the nation’s leading biomass experts appears as a special topic in the journal Frontiers in Energy Research entitled Advancements in Biomass Feedstock Preprocessing: Conversion Ready Feedstocks.

The special issue comes after years of research and development into biomass preprocessing supported in large part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), which is part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Researchers from four national laboratories—Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—were part of more than 100 authors representing more than 30 research institutions, universities, and private companies who contributed to the special issue.

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