Catalytic Upgrading of Sugars to Hydrocarbons Technology Pathway

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This technology pathway case investigates the catalytic conversion of solubilized carbohydrate streams to hydrocarbon biofuels, utilizing data from recent efforts within the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium (NABC) in collaboration with Virent, Inc. Technical barriers and key research needs that should be pursued for the catalytic conversion of sugars pathway to be competitive withpetroleum-derived gasoline-, diesel-, and jet-range hydrocarbon blendstocks have been identified.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5100-58055

Other Report Number

  • PNNL-22319


  • biomass conversion technologies
  • Biomass Technologies Office
  • catalytic conversion
  • hydrocarbon fuels
  • NABC
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


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