PNNL Recognized for Moving Biofuel Innovations to Market
The Federal Laboratories Consortium runs an annual competition among all of its laboratories to select the best successes in moving products from the labs into commercial application. This year the evaluation committee selected a PNNL and Genifuel project on hydrothermal processing as one of the winners. Although the announcement features algae, it also mentions wastewater processing. Through the LIFT program, WERF is currently leading a project titled “Genifuel Hydrothermal Processing Bench Scale Technology Evaluation” which will validate the amount of oil and gas produced by processing wastewater sludge using this innovative technology. The project will also include a basic techno-economic analysis of this biosolids to energy technology. View the award announcement here.