R&D With NREL's Fuel Synthesis Catalysis Laboratory (FSCL)

Jesse Hensley

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 Fuel Synthesis Catalysis Laboratory, a purpose-built facility designed for evaluating the performance of heterogeneous catalysts in converting biomass intermediates and waste streams into chemicals and fuels. This fact sheet summarizes the capabilities of this laboratory.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5100-71864


  • catalyst design
  • feed mixtures
  • fuel synthesis
  • product analysis
  • reactor systems
  • syngas


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