Ethanol Proteins – Advanced Process Monitoring

Ethanol plants achieve the best quality ethanol proteins through advanced process monitoring and control.   That means starting with consistent control of corn grinding, cook and liquefaction and fermentation so that each fermentation batch is very consistent in terms of starch converted to ethanol.  Most ethanol plants were designed with simple DCS process control and simple…

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Biofuels Market Studies

Biofuels market studies are useful in many ways.  Let’s start at the beginning. Biofuels are fuels produced from renewable organic material, commonly referred to as biomass which includes plant materials, crops and animal waste. Secondary biofuels include transportation biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. Biofuels are substitutes for conventional fossil fuels, such as petroleum, propane,…

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Biofuels Overview

The terms “biofuels” and “renewable biofuels” refer to a fuel produced by some biological process like agriculture or anaerobic digestion, as opposed to fossil fuels (coal and petroleum) which are produced through a geological process which come from prehistoric biological matter. After years of research and development, many biofuels now exist. They are normally classified…

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Biofuels Experts

Biofuels experts work with biofuels as a replacement for petroleum-derived fossil fuels. They are derived from biomass and should be made via processes that meet lifecycle requirements and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There are currently four generations of biofuels. First-generation biofuels include ethanol and biodiesel and are directly related to biomass that is often edible.…

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Biofuels Feed Co-Products – Minerals

Bio-fuel production generally uses a fermentation process to convert starch into a desired product – for example, ethanol, bio-butanol, as well as others.  Corn and sorghum are the usual feedstocks for this source of starch.  Because corn (and sorghum) contain other nutrients besides the starch, these other nutrients are concentrated in the resulting co-products such…

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Biofuels Project Funding

As a greener planet and sustainable future would appear to be something everyone should agree on, the question becomes why biofuels project funding is not a given. Why do many bioenergy projects, even very good ones, not get the funding they need? Undoubtedly, there are many reasons that failures to obtain financing occur, but some…

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Biofuels Investment 2020

Where is biofuels investment in 2020? According to the IEA (2020), biofuels investment fell to its lowest level in a decade in 2019. The Paris Agreement calls to limit the rise in global temperatures.  Advanced liquid biofuels play a major role in meeting that goal.   Global production of liquid biofuels is currently around 130 billion…

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