A Short History of Biofuels

Introduction History of biofuels? In the modern world, fuels are often equated with fossil fuels:  coal, oil and natural gas.  However, fossil fuels only came into their own during the 20th century.  From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned…

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Bio-Jet Fuel via Fischer-Tropsch

Sustainable transportation is making great strides and bio-jet fuel via Fischer-Tropsch is coming on the scene. Electrification of the automotive and public transport sectors is reducing emissions and allowing increased use of renewables. This has not been the case for aviation until recently, as that industry has continued to consume vast quantities of fossil fuels…

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Fischer Tropsch Expert

What does a Fischer Tropsch Expert do?   The Fischer–Tropsch process (or Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis or FT) is a set of chemical reactions converts a mixture of carbon monoxide gas and hydrogen gas into liquid hydrocarbons (like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel).   It is highly feedstock flexible and makes it possible to prepare high-quality drop-in fuels, high-value…

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Process Design

The task of process design is to lay out the process unit operations in a Block Flow Process Diagram (BFPD), in which the process unit operations are connected by the continuous process stream flows.  A process is the transformation of raw materials, into one or more products of commercial value. The process development aims for…

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Advanced Bioeconomy Business and Financial Services

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms should be able to assist clients with virtually any advanced bioeconomy business and financial services. These services should cover a wide range of things like renewable energy finance, renewable energy insurance, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, and feasibility studies, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, budgeting, project management, technology assessment, risk…

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Crude Oils or Biofuels?

How are crude oil and biofuels different? Crude oil is a naturally occurring flammable liquid consisting of hydrocarbons and other organic compounds. It is recovered through oil drilling and fracking, and then refined and separated at large refineries, where it is made into things like gasoline, kerosene and  asphalt. The use of crude oil affects…

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Algae Biofuels Expert

Microalgae, common known as algae, are very small aquatic organisms that convert sunlight into energy. Some of these algae store energy in the form of natural oils and under proper conditions, can produce a lot of oil that can be converted into biofuels.  It is believed that algae could produce up to 60 times more…

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Biofuels Overview

The term “biofuel” , or “renewable biofuel” refers to a fuel produced by some biological process such as agriculture or anaerobic digestion, as opposed to fossil fuels (coal and petroleum) which are produced through a geological process which come from prehistoric biological matter. Some biofuels are derived directly from plant algae, while others are made…

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