Diesel Biodiesel

Diesel biodiesel, or simply “biodiesel,”  refers to vegetable oil, or animal fat-based, diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters.  Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., vegetable oil, soybean oil, animal fat (tallow) with an alcohol-producing fatty acid.  Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and…

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Hydro-Processing Consultant

What does a hydro-processing consultant or hydroprocessing expert do?  Hydroprocessing is the term used for a number of chemical reactions that take place as part of oil refining.  These include hydrogenation, hydrocracking, and hydrotreating.  Hydroprocessing consultants and experts can design processes using hydrogen to upgrade biofuels and renewable chemicals.   Hydroprocessing is used to remove oxygen,…

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Feedstocks 2020

Feedstocks 2020? There are many grasses, woody materials, and agricultural wastes that are emerging as feedstocks for transportation fuels.  Grasses like miscanthus and switchgrass, agricultural wastes like wheat straw, rice straw, and corn stover, and lumber wastes that are currently being thrown away, burned or put into our landfills, are now becoming reused as the “circular…

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