Fuels and chemicals made from biomass can support rural economic development with low environmental impact.
Researchers at Northwestern University, University of South Florida, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and LanzaTech are developing technology to make fuels and chemicals from biomass.* This specific technology could produce, for example, plastics made from wood waste rather than from natural gas or petroleum.
These workshops focus on conversations with stakeholders and hearing about the issues that matter to people working all along the supply chain of fuel and chemical production in the southeast.
We hope to establish an ongoing network supporting sustainable manufacturing in the southeast.
*Engineered reversal of the β-oxidation cycle in clostridia for the synthesis of fuels and chemicals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass R&D Initiative.