Biological Conversion of Sugars to Hydrocarbons Technology Pathway

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This technology pathway case investigates the biological conversion of biomass-derived sugars to hydrocarbon biofuels, utilizing data from recent literature references and information consistent with recent pilot-scale demonstrations at NREL. Technical barriers and key research needs have been identified that should be pursued for the pathway to become competitive with petroleum-derivedgasoline-, diesel-, and jet-range hydrocarbon blendstocks.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5100-58054

Other Report Number

  • PNNL-22318


  • biological conversion
  • biomass conversion technologies
  • Biomass Technologies Office
  • biomass-derived sugars
  • hydrocarbon fuels
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


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