FuSS: Fuels Synthesized from Sugars – Los Alamos National Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Andrew Sutton
Entrepreneurial Lead: Cameron Moore
Industry Mentor: David Thorne

Technology Description

By using small bioderived molecular building blocks, we can synthesize several products - paint additives, chemical solvents and chemical precursors using a handful of simple chemical transformations. As it's a single pathway we can alter the reaction conditions to adjust the chemicals produced dependent on market demand. To increase robustness in our process we can also produce both diesel, gasoline and jet components to tap into a limitless volume market in case of market saturation.