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CX-009565: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development of Bio-Oil Commodity Fuel as a Refinery Feedstock From High Impact Algae Biomass
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 12/12/2012
Location(s): Georgia
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. DOE is proposing to provide federal funding to the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. to research and develop algal bio-oil as a refinery feedstock from algae biomass. Funding would be used to generate and convert algal biomass to a bio-oil in a laboratory environment, perform a physical and chemical characterizations of the bio-oil, complete process cost modeling and a life cycle assessment to assess the potential environmental impacts and quantify greenhouse gas reductions of the bio-oil compared to conventional petroleum fuels.