DOE Supported R&D for Liquid Fuels/Advanced Fuels Synthesis
Liquid fuels synthesis R&D is located in the Coal and Coal Biomass to Liquids Program, in the Advanced Fuels Synthesis area.
In collaborative efforts, the Department of Energy is working with Department of Defense on Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis of diesel fuel and jet fuel from various feedstocks, including coal and coal & biomass mixtures. See Coal to FT Liquids Technology, National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Finally, a substantial amount of the R&D being done under Gasification Systems will support lower-cost, ultra-clean syngas feed for FT synthesis.