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August 14, 2002

Bio-Based Product Research at PNNL

DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researches and develops novel thermal, chemical, and biological processes to convert biomass to industrial and consumer products, fuels, and energy. It has patented catalytic processes that convert sugars and acids into much higher value commodity and specialty chemicals.