Renewable diesel (RD) is a hot renewable energy topic. Produced by converting cooking oil, animal fat, and other waste products into renewable fuel, RD doesn’t rely on fossil fuels and it burns cleaner than either petroleum-based diesel or biodiesel. (The cetane rating of renewable diesel is 75 – 90 vs 48 – 52 for petroleum diesel, meaning it burns more completely and cleaner than petroleum diesel). And, since renewable diesel is chemically identical to petroleum diesel and has better performance characteristics in vehicles, it is a very attractive alternative in the energy transition movement.
While RD is expected to grow to about 10x its current capacity in the next few years, this rapid expansion is not without its challenges. As existing refineries and new projects arise, issues like feedstock supply and procurement, water consumption, waste and wastewater treatment, and sufficiently educating the public in areas of facilities, are all issues that RD producers will face. tackle. This is where professionals can assist.
With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has experts in most specific clean and renewable areas – renewable diesel and other things like anaerobic digestion, fermentation, biomass, conversion technologies for things like tires and railroad ties, organic synthesis, fuel additives, ethanol gas, biodiesel, green energy grants, ag-biotech, agricultural waste, alcohol fuels, alternative proteins and animal-free products, sustainable foods, beverage fermentation, biocatalysis, biodiesel conversion, biogas production, biomass power, carbon intensity, co2 utilization, combined heat & power, Fischer-Tropsch technology, food waste, hydrothermal carbonization, industrial enzymes, landfill management, microbial fermentation, organic synthesis, plastic pyrolysis, plastic recycling, plastic waste, pyrolysis oil, reactor design, renewable identification number, the Renewable Fuel Standard (rfs2), solid recovered fuels, torrefaction and torrefied biomass, waste to energy, and waste-to-hydrogen. This is a multidisciplinary group of green energy consultants that is a virtual “one-stop-shop” for any client need and handles projects of all types and sizes.
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