Feedstock Evaluation & Risk Analysis

As feedstock is the single largest expense in any biofuels operation, the risks associated with the different feedstocks must be carefully evaluated.   As opposed to other types of agricultural based operations, biofuels sees new feedstocks being constantly introduced to the  renewable energy market.  The risks, costs and benefits of each feedstock must be identified early,…

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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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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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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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Biomass Energy Conversion

What is biomass energy conversion? Biomass is organic, meaning it comes from living organisms like plants and animals. In biomass energy conversion, the common biomass materials used for energy are plants, wood, and waste – called biomass feedstocks.  While we often think of biomass energy as the conversion of a biomass into a fuel that…

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