—Nordic Firms Advance Biodiesel From Waste “” Finnish refiner Neste Oil will collaborate with Denmark’s Dong Energy on a process for making diesel and jet fuel from agricultural residues. The firms will start with Dong’s Inbicon technology, which turns the residues into cellulosic sugars. Separately, the Finnish forestry products firm UPM and Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre say they successfully tested UPM’s renewable diesel fuel in four cars, each driven 20,000 km. The biodiesel, made from waste wood residues, was used in a 20% blend with fossil-fuel diesel. UPM plans to complete its first biorefinery this year. /articles/92/i10/Nordic-Firms-Advance-Biodiesel-Waste.html 20140310 Concentrates 92 10 /magazine/92/09210.html Nordic Firms Advance Biodiesel From Waste advanced biofuels, biodiesel, waste con bus Melody M. Bomgardner business Nordic Firms Advance Biodiesel From Waste Chemical & Engineering News Nordic Firms Advance Biodiesel From Waste Nordic Firms Advance Biodiesel From Waste
by Melody M. Bomgardner | March 10, 2014
Biodiesel can be blended with petroleum-based diesel in any percentage and can run in any diesel engine. It is currently used in its pure form (B100) or in one of two blends: B5 (5% biodiesel) and B20 (20% biodiesel). The major downside at present is that biodiesel still costs more than petroleum diesel and requires tax incentives to be competitive.
by Glenn Hess | May 22, 2006
—Sugary catalyst for biodiesel “” A new solid acid catalyst for making the increasingly popular fuel biodiesel trumps other catalysts, report Masakazu Toda at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Yokohama and colleagues. Made from sulfonated burnt sugar, the catalyst is inexpensive and recyclable and keeps working at temperatures up to 180 °C (Nature 2005, 438, 178).
November 14, 2005
—Lipid Production For Biodiesel Boosted By Small Molecules “ACS Meeting News: Inexpensive additives to microalgae cultures work at low concentrations” A green tea antioxidant or a common food preservative can enhance microalgae production of lipids for biofuels, reported Diana M. Wong of the University of California, Davis (ACS Chem.
by Jyllian Kemsley | April 15, 2013
This global excess is the result of the explosive growth of biodiesel as a renewable alternative to traditional diesel fuel. For every 10 gal of biodiesel manufactured from vegetable oil, 1 gal of glycerin is produced on the side. Although making chemicals out of glycerin looked like a sure thing a few years ago, today it seems anything but.
by Michael McCoy | June 01, 2009
—Partners Debut Method For Purifying Glycerin “” Rohm and Haas and France's Groupe Novasep have formed a partnership to market new technology for purifying crude glycerin, which is made as a by-product during biodiesel production. The technology combines Rohm and Haas's expertise in specialty polymer resins and Novasep's capabilities in chromatographic separations. Roughly three-quarters of a pound of glycerin is generated every time vegetable oil and alcohol are reacted to form a gallon of biodiesel. The crude glycerin generally contains high levels of residual catalyst salts as well as other impurities. According to the partners, costly distillation methods are often used for purification. "The availability of crude glycerin has increased exponentially with the rapid growth in the biodiesel industry, and we hope this will be a welcome solution to reduce costs for biodiesel producers, glycerin refiners, and processors," says Kim Ann Mink, Rohm and Haas's global general manager for ion-exchange resins. The National Biodiesel Board estimates that 450 million gal of biodiesel were sold in the U.S. in 2007. Production capacity already totals about 2.2 billion gal and it is expected to grow more than 50% within about 18 months. /articles/86/i6/Partners-Debut-Method-Purifying-Glycerin.html 20080211 Concentrates 86 6 /magazine/86/8606.html Partners Debut Method For Purifying Glycerin con bus business Partners Debut Method For Purifying Glycerin Chemical & Engineering News Partners Debut Method For Purifying Glycerin Partners Debut Method For Purifying Glycerin
February 11, 2008