Chemicals from Biomass: A Market Assessment of Bioproducts with Near-Term Potential

Mary Biddy, Christopher Kinchin, Christopher Scarlata

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Production of chemicals from biomass offers a promising opportunity to reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil, as well as to improve the overall economics and sustainability of an integrated biorefinery. Given the increasing momentum toward the deployment and scale-up of bioproducts, this report strives to: (1) summarize near-term potential opportunities for growth in biomass-derived products; (2) identify the production leaders who are actively scaling up these chemical production routes; (3) review the consumers and market champions who are supporting these efforts; (4) understand the key drivers and challenges to move biomass-derived chemicals to market; and (5) evaluate the impact that scale-up of chemical strategies will have on accelerating the production of biofuels.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages131
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5100-65509


  • bio-based chemicals
  • biomass
  • bioproducts


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