Analysis shows carbon-slashing promise of new biofuel technology

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017
by Suleman Din for the Office of Engineering Communications

Finding an alternative vehicle fuel poses a difficult challenge: it has to be relatively cheap and able to reduce carbon emissions without using up valuable crop land or trees from forests.

Now, researchers at Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment say one possible solution might be all around us. In a recent paper, the researchers evaluated a method that creates fuel from wood residues, sawdust and branches. The method, called catalytic hydropyrolysis, could use the refining and distribution systems now used for gasoline to create a fuel that would work in modern engines.

Learn more about the biofuel technology, catalytic hydropyrolysis.