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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​One of the most complete feedstock preprocessing R&D facilities in the world

Click for a tour of the Biomass Feedstock National User Facility​ ​

​​​​The Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) offers technology and expertise to help the U.S. bioenergy industry overcome biomass challenges during scale up and integration of biomass preprocessing facilities. 

BFNUF researchers specialize in: 

  • ​​Supply and ​logistics
  • Analys​is and sustainability
  • ​​Preprocessing
  • Characterization​
BFNUF capabilities include:
  • A full-scale, fully-integrated Process Demonstration Unit​. The feedstock preprocessing plant's modular design allows industry partners to customize process flow and insert third-party equipment to pilot a wide range of biomass preprocessing options.
  • An organized, secure Biomass Feedstock Library​. This resource of information about the physical, chemical and conversion performance characteristics of biomass is designed to help overcome challenges posed by biomass variability.
  • A Biomass Characterization Laboratory to help pinpoint important biomass variables, such as particle size, composition and flowability. Researchers understand connections between material properties, processing conditions and feedstock quality.
Industrial-scale feedstock production for all phases of biomass R&D, producing any feedstock to any specifications at any scale.
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Physical repository and database of biomass feedstock quality attributes that support research, provides fundamental data on biomass characteristics.