Overview of the DOE/SERI Biochemical Conversion Program

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) manages a program of research and development on the biochemical conversion of renewable lignocellulosic materials to liquid fuels for the Department of Energy's Biofuels and Municipal Waste Technology Division. SERI was assigned management responsibility for this effort in 1978, and has developed a coordinated in-house and subcontracted effort. TheBiochemical Conversion Program is mission oriented, and therefore, effort is concentrated on technologies which appear to have the greatest potential for being adopted by the private sector to economically convert lignocellulosic materials such as wood and agricultural residues in to high value liquid transportation fuels such as ethanol.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages18
    StatePublished - 1986

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-231-3029


    • biochemical conversion program
    • biochemicals
    • lignocellulosic
    • liquid fuels


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