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Southern Research (SR) in cooperation with U.S. Department of Power (DOE), Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO), investigated a biomass liquefaction process for economic production of stabilized Western refinery-ready bio-oil. The mission was awarded by DOE beneath a Funding Alternative Announcement (DE-FOA-0000686) for Bio-oil Stabilization and Commoditization that supposed to judge the feasibility of utilizing bio-oil as new york state oil and gas production a possible feedstock in an present petroleum refinery. SR investigated Subject Area 1 of the FOA at Expertise Readiness Level 2-3 to develop thermochemical liquefaction applied sciences for producing a new york state oil and gas production bio-oil feedstock from high-affect biomass that can be utilized within a petroleum refinery. Bio-oil obtained from quick pyrolysis of biomass is a green intermediate that may be additional upgraded into a biofuel for blending in a petroleum refinery using a hydro-deoxygenation (HDO) route. Co-processing pyrolysis bio-oil in a petroleum refinery is a lovely method to leverage the refinery’s present capital. Nevertheless, the petroleum business is reluctant to simply accept pyrolysis bio-oil because of a scarcity of an ordinary definition for an appropriate bio-oil feedstock in current refinery processes. Additionally per BETO’s multiyear program plan, quick pyrolysis-based bio-gas is presently not value aggressive with petroleum-based mostly transportation fuels. SR goals to develop and demonstrate a cheap low-severity thermal liquefaction and hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) process to convert woody biomass to stabilized bio-oils that can be instantly blended with hydrotreater input streams in a petroleum refinery for production of gasoline and/or diesel range hydrocarbons. The particular venture goals are to demonstrate the processes at laboratory scale, characterize the bio-oil product and develop a plan in partnership with a refinery firm to maneuver the expertise towards commercialization.