The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its 2023 Project Peer Review on April 3‒7, 2023. The presentations from the Catalytic Upgrading session are available to view below. For more information, including a complete schedule, view the 2023 Project Peer Review Agenda.

Catalytic Upgrading




Catalytic Upgrading Technology Area Introduction

Sonia Hammache


Overview of Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium

Joshua Schaidle

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Thermochemical Platform Analysis

Abhijit Dutta

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Upgrading of C1 Building Blocks

Daniel Ruddy

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

ChemCatBio Data Hub

Frederick Baddour & Carrie Farberow

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Catalytic Upgrading of Biochemical Intermediates

Jeffrey Linger

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Catalytic Upgrading of Pyrolysis Products for the Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Mike Griffin

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Low Pressure Hydrogenolysis Catalysts for Bioproduct Upgrading w/Visolis

Karthi Ramasamy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Visolis

Upgrading of C2 Intermediates

Andy Sutton

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Upgrading of C2 Intermediates

Robert Dagle

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Catalytic Process Intensification of Bio-Renewable Surfactants Platform w/Sironix

Claire Yang

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sironix

Advanced Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization

Susan Habas

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Catalyst Deactivation Mitigation for Biomass Conversion

Huamin Wang

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry

Jim Parks

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Catalyst Development for Selective Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to High-value Chemical Precursors w/Opus-12

Frederick Baddour

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Opus 12

Syngas Derived Mixed Olefin Oligomerization for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Karthi Ramasamy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Intensified biogas conversion to value-added fuels and chemicals

John Kuhn

University of South Florida