Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities RFI Responses

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Responses to Request for Information DE-FOA-0001526: Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities

DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY AND ENDORSEMENT: The text and tables linked below do not constitute an all-inclusive list of pilot verification capabilities, but rather reflect only submissions in response to the request for information (RFI) dated February 12, 2016 (modification 000002 dated March 5, 2016), issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. This web page, including the text and tables linked below, summarizes the responses to the RFI, which had a final deadline of March 11, 2016, at 5 p.m. ET. This web page is meant as a record of the responses and should not be read as up-to-date information. The Bioenergy Technologies Office has not updated this work after March 11, 2016, either by contacting respondents or anyone else or by conducting any internal updating work. Neither the United States nor the U.S. Department of Energy, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe upon privately owned rights. Moreover, references in the text and tables to any organization, entity, commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, do not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favor by the U.S. government or the U.S. Department of Energy.

In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) reached out to industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders via a request for information (RFI) to identify existing pilot- or process development-scale facilities. The goal of this RFI was to identify entities with the capability to perform process verifications for biomass conversion pathways to biofuels, bioproducts, or intermediates that integrate multiple unit operations on a scale of approximately 0.5 or greater tons of dry biomass input per day. From the RFI responses, BETO developed a list of facilities within the United States that act as (or are willing to act as) pilot- or process development-scale multi-user facilities for biofuels and biobased products, chemicals, and intermediates, including synthesis gas, cellulosic sugars, bio-oil, hydrogen, biogas, and methane. Among the U.S. facilities that responded to the RFI, 13 utilize biochemical pathways, 14 operate through thermochemical pathways, 1 uses both types of processes, and 4 responses were not relevant to the RFI. The responsive submissions are summarized in the document linked below. Included tables list the facilities and key data.

The document linked below includes the responses as of the RFI deadline: March 11, 2016.