Supercomputer Provides Molecular Insight into Cellulose (Fact Sheet)

Heidi Rex

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Groundbreaking research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has used supercomputing simulations to calculate the work that enzymes must do to deconstruct cellulose, which is a fundamental step in biomass conversion technologies for biofuels production. NREL used the new high-performance supercomputer Red Mesa to conduct several million central processing unit (CPU) hours ofsimulation.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-2700-50847


  • cellulose
  • highlight
  • Red Mesa


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