Prof. Goldfarb Receives NSF Award to Study Pyrolysis Biofuels

Prof. Goldfarb and Boston University-based collaborator Prof. Emily Ryan recently received a National Science Foundation Grant to use machine learning techniques to study the in situ upgrading of thermochemically derived biofuels. While many have explored the potential to in situ upgrade pyrolysis biofuels by incorporating pre-formed nano-catalysts into raw biomass, the novelty and innovation of the proposed work is the upgrading of biofuels during pyrolysis by simultaneously making biotemplated nanoparticles.