Process Development: Bench to Commercialization

Process development -leading a process from bench-scale optimization and characterization through scale-up to piloting and commercialization requires a variety of knowledge and skills for the process development engineer and scientist.  Beyond core competencies (e.g. chemistry, thermodynamics, mass and energy balances, etc.) of those that work in process development teams, there are additional skills that help…

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Biofuels Additives

Biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are produced from the conventional or lignocellulose feedstock and biofuels additives are often necessary components.  Sugar and corn are the most prominent feedstocks for ethanol, while animal fats, waste vegetable oil, soybean and other plant oils, are the most prominent for biodiesel.  There is a great deal of research…

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