RIN Values

RIN values are often a key consideration in making renewable fuels.  RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) are the 38-digit serial number assigned to renewable transportation fuels and heating oils that are made from an approved renewable feedstock. RINs are generated when a fuel is produced, and they are initially attached to the gallon of renewable fuel. From…

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The Business Plan as an Investor Sales Brochure

Business planning, and a business plan, is important for any business. Business planning provides managers the opportunity to systematically think through all aspects of their business:  who their customers are, who their suppliers are, who their competitors are—and how they will compete.  Planning allows managers to develop a profitable business model and determine how they will…

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Is this feedstock approved?

Is this feedstock approved for use in biodiesel, ethanol, heating oil, or other renewable fuels? This is a question constantly posed to feedstock experts.  To answer it, lets start with the basics. RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) are the 38 digit serial number assigned to every gallon of renewable transportation fuel.  Ranging from biogas, to ethanol,…

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Biogas Consultant

What does a biogas consultant or biogas expert do?  Biogas is a naturally occurring mixture of gases consisting mostly of methane and carbon dioxide and is produced from the decay of organic matter.  The production of biogas by commercial means is performed in landfills (landfill gas), anaerobic (without oxygen) and aerobic (with oxygen) digesters, covered and…

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Torrefaction Consultant

What does torrefaction consultants or torrefactions expert do?  Torrefaction is the roasting of any solid biomass in an inert atmosphere. Some of the volatile components of the feedstock is driven off in form of Syngas that can be used to fuel the process plus generate thermal or electrical energy. The solid part is either an…

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Advanced Bioeconomy Technical and Engineering Services

Biotechnology (biotech) involves the study and use of living organisms or cell processes to make useful products. Biotechnology now plays a major role in areas like drug development, human and animal nutrition, agricultural improvements, and environmental protection. Biotech companies integrate the sciences and bring new perspectives from chemistry, biochemistry, and genetics to tackle biomedical questions.…

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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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Hydro-Processing Consultant

What does a hydro-processing consultant or hydroprocessing expert do?  Hydroprocessing is the term used for a number of chemical reactions that take place as part of oil refining.  These include hydrogenation, hydrocracking and hydrotreating.  Hydroprocessing consultant and experts can design processes using hydrogen to upgrade biofuels and renewable chemicals.   Hydroprocessing is used to remove oxygen,…

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