Task 3.1: Research and Development Guiding Technoeconomic Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment

Eric Tan, Jacob Dempsey, Hakan Olcay, Jian Liu, Pahola Thathiana Benavides

Research output: NRELPresentation


Technologies under development aim to increase yields of desired end products, reduce overall raw material costs, and/or develop more energy-efficient strategies for product recovery. Techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life-cycle assessments (LCA) help assure that economic and sustainability predictions of the technologies are unbiased and compelling and provide guidance to experimentalists on areas that need focus. Building on previous work, the performance-advantaged bioproducts and bioprocessing separations project (SepCon) continues to use the integrated TEA and LCA to evaluate and guide technologies under development and target challenges relevant to the industry and the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) priority pathways. The analysis team aims to provide credible, unbiased assessments for each technology under development, with ongoing assessments to guide experimental teams. Additionally, the team also supports journal publications highlighting key findings.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages23
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2023 U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Project Peer Review, 3-7 April 2023, Denver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5100-85828


  • biofuels
  • bioproducts
  • biorefinery
  • decarbonization
  • life cycle assessment
  • separation
  • sustainability
  • techno-economic analysis


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