Inexpensive Phenol Replacements from Biomass

Helena Li Chum, James P. Diebold, Stuart K. Black, John W. Scahill, David K. Johnson, Robert J. Evans

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The activities of the Chemical Conversion Research Branch of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) include the production of fuels, chemicals, and materials from renewable resources and wastes. This paper describes the collaboration between DOE/Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT), SERI, and the Pyrolysis Materials Research Consortium (PMRC). This collaborations is based on the conversion of waste wood and bark into an inexpensive phenolic and neutrals (P/N) product through fast pyrolysis and fractionation. This product replaces a substantial fraction of phenol in phenol-formaldehyde themosetting resins. The technology transfer mechanism is highlighted.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1991
Event16th IGT Conference on Energy from Biomass and Wastes - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 25 Mar 199129 Mar 1991


Conference16th IGT Conference on Energy from Biomass and Wastes
CityWashington, DC, USA

NREL Publication Number

  • ACNR/CP-234-12172


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