Villanova University is part of a large consortium led by USDA to work on a $6.8 Million RD&D project in converting agriculture and forestry by-product materials into bio-oil via fast pyrolysis. In this project, our task will be the R&D of catalysis for the fast pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading processes. The article gives some description about the project and about fast pyrolysis technology. 

Turning agriculture into oil - bio oil, that is