Diesel Biodiesel

Diesel biodiesel, or simply “biodiesel,”  refers to vegetable oil, or animal fat-based, diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters.  Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., vegetable oil, soybean oil, animal fat (tallow) with an alcohol-producing fatty acid.  Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and…

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Renewable Diesel Consultant

What does a renewable diesel consultant do? Let’s start at the beginning. Renewable diesel is a premium-quality diesel produced from renewable and sustainable feedstocks such as waste animal fats, waste vegetable oils, and greases. It allows a significant reduction in the carbon footprint compared to petroleum diesel without sacrificing diesel engine performance.  It has the same chemical composition as…

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SAF and Renewable Diesel Technology

SAF and Renewable Diesel Technology?  The technology developed to produce renewable diesel for road transportation can also be used to produce other renewables – like sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable and recycled plastics, and renewable chemicals. Why is this important? The International Air Transport Association member airlines have committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by…

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Oil and Gas Looks at Biofuels

Oil and Gas Look at Biofuels by Larry Sullivan A few, not many, myself included, enjoyed a substantial career in oil and gas before joining the bioeconomy. Oil and gas feature much in the way of international travel, long hours in isolated locations, work on drilling rigs in dangerous countries, and some excellent opportunities to…

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