UMaine Leads the Way to Wood-to-Fuels Technologies

posted Mar 5, 2014, 12:02 PM by Kay Mann   [ updated Mar 5, 2014, 12:13 PM ]
Clayton Wheeler of the University of Maine who discovered the thermal deoxygenation porcess for making biofuels from wood celluloseClayton Wheeler is an assistant professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Maine. Wheeler is investigating a wood to fuel pathway using a process called thermal deoxygenation (TDO).

UMaine's TDO process is wholly unique to the university and appears to be the most promising revolution in drop-in biofuel research nationwide.

Watch the video explaining the process here.

The process of producing cellulosic biofuels from forest waste as designed by the University of Maine Orono.

This information was posted by Kay Mann for Rick Smith, President of the Hydrogen Energy Center. Poster image courtesy of University of Maine.