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Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL)

PNNL's biomass program is housed in the recently constructed Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL) on the campus of the Washington State University Tri-Cities. BSEL is facilitating a close scientific and engineering collaboration between PNNL and Washington State University. BSEL includes high-pressure catalytic reactor rooms for hydrogenation and other chemical processing; bioprocessing laboratories for developing and engineering fungal fermentations supporting wet chemical laboratories for synthesis and preparation of catalysts and feedstocks; and the Combinatorial Catalysis Research Laboratory, which houses our state-of-the-art, rapid-throughput catalyst discovery instrumentation. BSEL also has a 2,500-square-foot high-bay facility for integration and scale-up of the various processing steps in biofuels and bioproducts manufacture.

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