R&D with NREL's Davison Circulating Riser (DCR) System

Kimberly Magrini

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 Davison Circulating Riser System, a lab-scale recirculating riser reactor system coupled with a custom pyrolyzer that evaluates biomass- and waste-derived vapors and liquids into fuels and chemicals. This fact sheet summarizes the capabilities of this reactor system.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5100-71818


  • biomass
  • catalytic fast pyrolysis
  • co-processing
  • feedstocks
  • pyrolysis vapors
  • riser reactor system
  • thermochemical processing


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