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CX-006584: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Upgrading of Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oil (Bio-oil)
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 08/15/2011
Location(s): Columbus, Ohio
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

The Department of Energy is proposing to provide federal funding to Battelle Memorial Institute to develop a catalytic bio-oil upgrading process that will produce a final liquid transportation hydrocarbon fuel that can be blended at up to 30% by weight with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) petroleum fuels or that can produce an upgraded bio-oil compatible with existing petroleum refining unit operations.

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