Renewable Diesel Outlook

Renewable diesel turns waste into clean fuel.  As compared to fossil fuel (diesel), renewable diesel (RD) has great potential as it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over the lifecycle of the fuel. Although often considered similarly, renewable diesel and biodiesel are not the same. They do use similar feedstocks, but they…

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Renewable Diesel Expert

What does the renewable diesel expert do? 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 petroleum diesel making it easier…

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Biochar Expert

What does a biochar expert do? First, let’s define biochar.  Biochar is the carbonaceous material produced by the combustion of biomass.  Biochar is a stable solid, rich in carbon, and can endure in soil for thousands of years. It can be considered a method of sequestering carbon and has been shown to improve crop yields.…

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Biomass Energy Conversion

What is biomass energy conversion? Biomass is organic, meaning it comes from living organisms like plants and animals. In biomass energy conversion, the common biomass materials used for energy are plants, wood, and waste – called biomass feedstocks.  While we often think of biomass energy as the conversion of a biomass into a fuel that…

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Feedstocks 2020

Feedstocks 2020? There are many grasses, woody materials, and agricultural wastes that are emerging as feedstocks for transportation fuels.  Grasses like miscanthus and switchgrass, agricultural wastes like wheat straw, rice straw, and corn stover, and lumber wastes that are currently being thrown away, burned or put into our landfills, are now becoming reused as the “circular…

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