Optiblend – Idaho National Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Allison Ray
Entrepreneurial Lead: Hong Hu
Industry Mentor: Ryan Bills

Technology Description

Researchers at INL are developing a solution to enable a blended feedstock strategy in the production of renewable fuels. The use of blended feedstocks addresses several challenges in the current supply chain, including availability, cost, quality, and variability. Blending provides a mechanism to reduce supply chain risk and may reduce feedstock costs by as much as 30%. Preliminary results suggest blending provides a low-cost, consistent biomass supply for advanced bio-fuel production.