Pyrolysis Oil – Commercial Markets are a Reality

Pyrolysis Oil – Commercial Markets are a Reality.  Did you know that new commercial-scale pyrolysis oil plants have recently come into play? Did you know that customers are buying pyrolysis oil in Sweden, Finland, Netherlands and the US? Did you know that for the first time pyrolysis oil is being shipped in volume by sea?…

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Hemp Projects: Stage Gate Approach

Hemp Projects Pre-Development and Development Stage-Gate Approach. A stage-gate approach is a phased project management technique where a specific list of tasks and engineering is performed sequentially with a gate, or decision gate, at the end of each phase.  At that point, a decision is made to stop, move forward with the scope, schedule, and…

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Glycerin as Anti-Freeze Agent for Coal

Glycerin as Anti-Freeze Agent for Coal?  Anyone who has produced biodiesel knows that glycerin can set up like wax if the process is over-catalyzed and/or animal fats are used as feedstocks. More than one of us has shoveled our share of “hard” glycerin.   As a result, many biodiesel producers find it surprising that one of…

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Biomass Technology Experts

Biomass Technology Experts.  While there are many types of biomass conversion technologies, they are primarily divided into four major groups.  The first group are thermal conversion technologies – those that use heat to convert biomass materials into energy.  These would include pyrolysis and torrefaction technologies.  The second group are chemical conversion technologies which, as the…

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Expert Witness in Biofuels Insurance

Expert witness in biofuels insurance matters? In bioeconomy litigation involving insurance issues arising from the operations and/or equipment in biofuels plants (ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and jet fuels), renewable chemicals, or the chemical or fuel processes themselves (like pyrolysis, gasification, and torrefaction), the expert witness becomes critical.  The experts in these matters can opine about…

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Biofuels Investment 2020

Where is biofuels investment in 2020? According to the IEA (2020), biofuels investment fell to its lowest level in a decade in 2019. The Paris Agreement calls to limit the rise in global temperatures.  Advanced liquid biofuels play a major role in meeting that goal.   Global production of liquid biofuels is currently around 130 billion…

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CO2 Experts

CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), is a colorless and odorless gas that occurs in nature and serves as source of carbon for photosynthesis in all plants and crops. “CO2 utilization” refers to the use of CO2 at concentrations above atmospheric levels, directly or as a feedstock in industrial or chemical processes, to produce valuable carbon-containing product. The…

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