Biomass-Fed Chemical Process Projects, 2016

This is a review of the biomass-fed chemical process projects to renewable chemicals which were published in Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) from 1/1/16 to 10/31/16, including activity in bioplastics, biopolymers and biochemicals. It is based on a spreadsheet database of published information from CEP and C&EN, which has been…

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Biomass Advantages

Are there biomass advantages?  Actually, there are many advantages in using biomass as a source of energy which is why biomass projects are now increasingly regarded as viable enterprises by entrepreneurs and investors. Biomass—living or recently dead plants and animals and their waste—is abundant, unlike coal and petroleum, which have negative impacts on the environment,…

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Biofuels Companies

Biofuels companies are making rapid advances. Companies from around the globe are making headlines almost daily. Those like Cosan, Verbio, REG, Green Plains, and Gevo maintain large market caps. The large oil companies have entered the bioeconomy also, investing in the future of biofuels more than ever before, the aviation, maritime, and other transportation industries…

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Biomass & Non Recyclable Plastics to Liquid Fuels

This is a PowerPoint by former Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr.  Lorenz Bauer (dec’d), about creating liquid fuels from biomass and non-recyclable plastics.  It discussed overflowing the world’s overflowing landfills, plastics in the ocean, and how co-processing plastics and biomass waste may be part of the solution.  It discusses pyrolysis and gasification technologies, wastewater treatment, woody…

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Supercritical Biomass Conversion

What are supercritical biomass conversion experts? The supercritical steam conversion of woody biomass directly to a refine-able bio-crude, or directly to sugars, to monomers, and to synthesis gas have all been demonstrated.  And supercritical steam technology is in widespread use for power generation.  The goal now is to combine new bio-processing techniques with established supercritical…

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Front End Loading or Pre-Project Planning (PPP)

Biofuels Project Planning involves an initial step called front end loading or pre project planning (PPP).  This is a formal process for the process for conceptual development of processes in the up-stream, biotechnology, petrochemical, refining and specialty chemical areas.    It involves developing sufficient strategic information which the owners can determine risks and make decisions. It…

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