Technology pathway designs may be selected as candidates for process integration and possibly for experimental verification at engineering and/or pilot scale after component technologies are deemed sufficiently developed. The technology pathways are not meant to serve as a business model, but are used to guide and focus R&D on the largest cost and sustainability barriers, as well as inform stakeholders and researchers of quantitative progress on specific pathway elements.
The most recent State of Technology reports for each pathway along with the year published are below:
- Ex Situ Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Hydrocarbon Fuels: 2020 State of Technology and Future Research
- High-Octane Gasoline from Lignocellulosic Biomass via Syngas and Methanol/Dimethyl Ether Intermediates: 2021 State of Technology
- Wet Waste Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Biocrude Upgrading to Hydrocarbon Fuels: 2021 State of Technology
- Biochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Hydrocarbon Fuels and Products: 2021 State of Technology and Future Research
- Woody Feedstocks: 2020 State of Technology Report
- Herbaceous Feedstocks: 2020 State of Technology Report
- Algal Biomass Production via Open Pond Algae Farm Cultivation: 2021 State of Technology and Future Research
- Algae/Wood Blends Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading: 2021 State of Technology
- Algal Biomass Conversion to Fuels via Combined Algae Processing (CAP): 2021 State of Technology and Future Research.