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NREL Biomass Partnership Development Team Leader, John Ashworth works with NREL's industry partners to develop and prove biomass conversion technologies.
NREL's Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometer (MBMS) analyzes vapors during the gasification and pyrolysis processes within the Thermochemical Process Development Unit.
Algenol is proposing to make ethanol directly from carbon dioxide, sunlight, and seawater using algae. NREL-developed microalgae, like the ones shown, may one day produce large amounts of lipids for conversion to biofuel.