Biomass Characterization

FCIC researchers use standardized, repeatable laboratory techniques to characterize biomass along with advanced capabilities for sample preparation, characterization and storage analysis to generate high-quality data on biomass feedstocks. These data allow researchers with expertise in integration and startup of bioenergy plants to evaluate the impact of biomass characteristics on storage, processing, conversion and yield. 

INL’s Biomass Characterization Laboratory capabilities include: chemical composition, thermochemical feedstock properties, rapid-screening techniques, particle-size distribution and morphology, microscopy and imaging, pycnometry and porosimetry, rheology, lignin chemistry and biomass storage simulation. 

NREL's Biomass Compositional Analysis Technologies Team can work with you to characterize the chemical composition of biomass feedstocks, intermediates and products.

Experienced analytical chemists and chemical technicians staff the IBRF's compositional analysis labs. In addition to producing comprehensive biomass analysis results and standard biomass laboratory proceduresthey can also customize analytical methods for new sample types.