The Future of Transportation Fuels
The AHB Conversion team is developing a biological and chemical process to convert hardwood feedstock into sustainable transportation fuels and biochemicals. The goal is to complete the research necessary to commercially produce competitive biochemicals, such as acetic acid, and liquid biofuels, such as diesel, jet fuels, and gasoline, which will be fully compatible with existing engines and fueling infrastructure. In the next two to three years, the team will focus on developing renewable chemicals for bioproducts with the long-term goal of expanding into a fully integrated renewable biofuels and chemicals industry.
The Conversion team is investigating a biorefining process that uses nearly 100% of the carbon in the feedstock for fuel and produces 40-50% higher yields than other biorefining processes. The demonstration plant for this project is in production and is expected to begin producing chemicals for bioproducts in the next two to three years.