Search Results for 'transesterification'

Malaysian researchers develop algae biodiesel using nanocatalysts

Malaysian researchers develop algae biodiesel using nanocatalysts

July 7, 2016 |

In Malaysia, researchers from the Universiti Putra Malaysia have developed a methodology to produce biodiesel from algae using nanocatalysts and synthesized through a calcination–hydration–dehydration technique. The nano-CaO catalysis impact was investigated in a two-step transesterification of triglycerides from crude Jatropha oil as a biodiesel along with other reaction parameters such as catalyst ratio, reaction time, […]

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Indian researchers develop smaller-scale UCO biodiesel units

Indian researchers develop smaller-scale UCO biodiesel units

June 16, 2016 |

In India, student researchers at IIT Delhi have developed a small-scale UCO biodiesel unit that will allow individual UCO producers like hotels and eventually households to produce their own fuel affordably. The transesterification time for the batch process system is only about an hour, and can be adapted for using oilseed feedstocks rather than just […]

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Where did biofuels technologies come from?

Where did biofuels technologies come from?

June 1, 2016 |

By Gerald Kutney. VP, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest In the modern world, fuels are often equated with fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas.  However, fossil fuels only came into their own during the 20th century. From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and […]

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REG’s Rolling Thunder: What did not kill them (falling oil prices), made them stronger

REG’s Rolling Thunder: What did not kill them (falling oil prices), made them stronger

April 4, 2016 |

At 8:30am, there’s a standing daily meeting of the key traders in Gary Haer’s sales group at REG headquarters in Ames, Iowa. And they’re not kidding. Everyone stands. For 15 minutes there’s the rat-a-tat-tat of rumor, fact, competitors, pricing, spreads, the who’s selling what and where, the buying and selling of diesel, renewable diesel and biodiesel across North […]

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Researchers develop high-speed UCOME conversion method

Researchers develop high-speed UCOME conversion method

March 1, 2016 |

In Iran, scientists at the Petroleum University of Technology in Ahwaz have developed a high-speed conversion that turns waste cooking oil into fuel using ultrasound and caustic soda. Details are reported in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. The team has demonstrated that biodiesel can be quickly produced from waste cooking oil […]

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Iranian engineers develop biorefinery for castor without need for fossil-based methanol  

Iranian engineers develop biorefinery for castor without need for fossil-based methanol  

September 29, 2015 |

In Iran, chemical engineers have found a way to produce biodiesel from castor oil without the need for extra petrochemical methanol, using a biorefinery set-up. Producing biodiesel from vegetable oils is not completely renewable, as the standard transesterification process requires the use of methanol, which is usually produced from petrochemical sources. The researchers, Hamed Bateni […]

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Florida Biodiesel supplies Grand Bahama Power Company with small-scale plant

Florida Biodiesel supplies Grand Bahama Power Company with small-scale plant

September 21, 2015 |

In Florida, the Grand Bahama Power Company has chosen the B-500 Biodiesel processor for their prime transesterification facility. The B-500 Biodiesel plant is economical to operate and will allow the Grand Bahama Power Company to safely produce 1600 gallons of Biodiesel each 24 hours. The B-500 will also be used as a hands-on educational tool […]

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The Digest’s 2015 6-Minute Country Guide to Spain’s Advanced Bioeconomy

The Digest’s 2015 6-Minute Country Guide to Spain’s Advanced Bioeconomy

September 15, 2015 |

Mandates and national consumption Key takeaway: Spain is part of the EU and the overall Renewable Energy Directive; the country has struggled to meet its targets, but is ramping up national targets. Consumption in 2014 hovered around 1.16 million tons. In July 2015, we reported that the government has announced a new plan to reach […]

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IncBio to design and build 75,000 ton per year Colombian biodiesel plant

IncBio to design and build 75,000 ton per year Colombian biodiesel plant

July 13, 2015 |

In Portugal, IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000 MT/year Biodiesel plant, for Biocosta Green Energy SA in Santa Marta, Colombia. The plant will be producing biodiesel directly from Crude Palm Oil blended with Palm Acid Oil and PFAD up to a total of 25% FFA, and will include pre-treatment, acid […]

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Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals

April 26, 2015 |

By Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., special to The Digest When I meet people from bioeconomy companies, I ask them about their products’ status under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The most common answers I receive are: “TSCA doesn’t apply because our product is not toxic,” “TSCA doesn’t apply because our product is naturally occurring,” […]

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