Liquid Biofuels: Ethanol and Biodiesel

Liquid biofuels are transportation fuels including such fuels as ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuels. The federal government promotes biofuels as transportation fuels to help reduce oil imports and CO2 emissions. In 2007, the U.S. government set a target to use 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022. As a result, nearly all…

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Ash Disposal in Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Plants

Ash from waste-to-energy plants often contains high concentrations of the various metals that were present in the original waste, and ash disposal is critical. As an example, textile dyes, printing inks, and ceramics may contain lead and cadmium. Separating the waste before burning solves part of the problem. For example, because batteries are the largest…

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Gasification Consultant

Gasification is a process that involves heating biomass or other organic carbonaceous feedstocks to a temperature of > 700 ₒC without combusting the feedstock by starving the material of oxygen. A gasification consultant is an expert in this process which converts these materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide that can then be used…

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Renewable Energy Consulting

All renewable energy has a degree of predictability and uncertainty, and the uncertainties are where renewable energy consulting firms can help. A renewable energy consulting firm has both knowledge and experience developing and/or producing one or more types of renewable energy.  Renewable energy is any form of usable energy produced from a feedstock that is…

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Biofuels Plant

A biofuels plant produces fuel from plant material.  Today that can mean starch/cellulosic biomass or vegetable oil.  The most common biofuels plant today is the standard corn ethanol plant.  Corn ethanol production in the U.S. today is about 16 billion gallons per year.  They consist of corn receiving, storage, and milling; corn slurry, cook, and…

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A Synopsis of Renewable Energy Funding

As clean energy and climate change become more mainstream concerns, more investment and other renewable energy funding opportunities will continue to surface for renewable projects.  Whether funding comes from venture capitalists, family offices, foundations, government support (like loans and grants), or even from banks, those seeking these funds must always be prepared.  Entering any market,…

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Biofuels Agitation Expert

Biofuels agitation is a crucial part of any biofuels process.  The biofuels agitation expert consults with clients on the design and application of these agitation systems. This consultation may include things like calculating power, shaft speed, and impeller systems for a given application. It may include designing experiments to determine the precise agitation required in…

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Bioprocess Experts

. Bioprocess technology typically uses microbes such as yeast, bacteria, or fungi to produce a product by fermentation and/or enzymes to transform or modify a chemical or material to produce a final product.  Bioprocess technology is also commonly integrated with conventional physical and chemical methods to achieve a total process.  A fuel ethanol plant is…

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