NREL's Capabilities in Bio-Oil Characterization

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The Thermal and Catalytic Process Development Unit at NREL has state-of-the-art equipment for thermochemical process development and testing, ranging from catalyst and feedstock characterizations to bench-scale reactors to pilot plants. Within this facility is the capability to provide reliable analyses for biomass-derived liquids produced from thermochemical conversion, such as pyrolysis bio-oils. This fact sheet summarizes the standardized analytical methods that provide chemical information on bio-oil samples.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5100-72115


  • ASTM E3146
  • bio-oil
  • biomass-derived liquids
  • carbonyl titration
  • coke formation


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