1. A method for producing a bio-derived aromatic hydrocarbon, comprising:a) contacting a biomass with hydrogen in the presence of a hydrodeoxygenation catalyst in at least one hydrodeoxygenation reactor unit, under conditions that produce a bio-derived feedstock further comprising paraffinic, naphthenic, and/or olefinic hydrocarbons;
b) introducing the bio-derived feedstock into at least one aromatization reactor unit and contacting the bio-derived feedstock with an aromatization catalyst under conditions that produce an aromatic hydrocarbon and hydrogen; and
c) providing at least a portion of the hydrogen produced in the at least one aromatization reactor to the at least one hydrodeoxygenation reactor for contacting the biomass,
wherein the biomass comprises a cellulose, a sugar, a starch, a lignocellulose, a hemicellulose, a lignin, or combinations thereof.