University of California, Riverside

Center for Environmental Research & Technology


  Cellulosic Biomass

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Mission of UCR Biomass Processing Research

 *Improve the understanding of biomass fractionation, pretreatment, and cellulose hydrolysis to support applications and advances in biomass conversion technologies for production of low cost commodity products

 *Develop advanced technologies that will dramatically reduce the cost of production


Current Research Projects 

§ Pretreatment of cellulosic biomass for BioEnergy Science  Center (BESC), 25million/yr DOE Center
§ Jet fuel from biomass research – UMass/DARPA
§ Jet fuel from biomass development – Logos/DARPA
§ Fundamentals of biomass pretreatment – Mascoma Corporation
§ Continuous hydrolysis and fermentation – USDA
§ Continuous fermentations of pretreated biomass - NIST
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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Center Information

Center for Environmental Research & Technology
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
Directions to CERT

Tel: (951) 781-5791
Fax: (951) 781-5790

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