Skip to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy
Institute for Integrated Catalysis

IIC staff contribute to award-winning technology

Dr. Yong Wang
Dr. Yong Wang

(February 2008)

Yong Wang from the Institute for Integrated Catalysis was named on the R&D 100 Award, the Oscars of innovation, for Velocys-FT. This is an advanced reactor technology that greatly reduces the size and cost of second-generation biofuel facilities. First-generation biofuels, including corn ethanol and biodiesel, are prevalent today but are an interim solution because they use food crops for raw material. Next-generation biofuels, ones that use non-food biomass, are a more sustainable choice. Velocys-FT can help next-generation biofuels be produced less expensively at smaller-scale facilities. Primary benefits include favorable economics at smaller scales, more easily deployed and modular units and improved heat transfer. Velocys led its development with contributions from Battelle and PNNL.

Institute for Integrated Catalysis

Research & Development


Seminars & Events


Working With Us