Tag: glycerin

European glycerin prices skyrocket as biodiesel production and imports slow

European glycerin prices skyrocket as biodiesel production and imports slow

April 6, 2020 |

In the UK, ICIS reports that COVID-19 has significantly tightened the availability of glycerin and as a result prices have tripled to EUR670-900/metric ton, basis free delivered northwest Europe. With expectation that biodiesel production is going to continue to slow through Q2 due to the virus and the resulting drop in non-GMO glycerin supplies, the […]

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Increased biodiesel mandates leading to global glycerin supply glut

Increased biodiesel mandates leading to global glycerin supply glut

November 6, 2019 |

In Spain, ICIS reports that the global glycerin supply glut is expected to continue on the back of ever-rising biodiesel mandates, further weighing on refined glycerin margins as demand for new products using the material aren’t coming to market at the same speed as additional supplies. Personal and oral care products have traditionally been the […]

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Shuttered Florida biodiesel facility leaking glycerin from old storage tank

Shuttered Florida biodiesel facility leaking glycerin from old storage tank

December 12, 2018 |

In Florida, local news reports that a mothballed biodiesel facility in North Fort Meyers owned by Green Gallon Solutions has begun to leak glycerin-like products that are treated as hazardous materials. The state’s department of environmental protection has called for immediate cleanup of the leaking 10,000-gallon tank that had glycerin oozing from it when inspectors […]

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Glycerin as Anti-Freeze Agent for Coal

Glycerin as Anti-Freeze Agent for Coal

December 1, 2016 |

By Dennis Zeedyk, Glycerin Traders, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Anyone who has produced biodiesel knows that glycerin can set up like wax if the process is over-catalyzed and/or animal fats are used as feedstocks. More than one of us has shoveled our share of “hard” glycerin.   As a result, many biodiesel producers […]

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Spanish scientists develop energy efficient building bricks using glycerin

Spanish scientists develop energy efficient building bricks using glycerin

August 15, 2016 |

In Spain, researchers at the Materials Science Institute in Seville led an international team to develop a method to produce ceramic bricks from a mixture of clay and glycerin in an effort to increase demand for the biodiesel byproduct. Above 100c, glycerin releases CO2 that creates tiny pores in the ceramic material with few interconnections […]

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Colombian researchers develop process to produce 1.3 propanodiol from glycerin

Colombian researchers develop process to produce 1.3 propanodiol from glycerin

June 23, 2016 |

In Colombia, researchers at the Biotechnology Institute at the country’s National University (IBUN) are using a microorganism found in local soils known as IBUN 158B Clostridium to produce 1.3 propanodiol from glycerin using a metabolic process. About half a kilo of the chemical can be produced from a kilo of glycerin, which could be a […]

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LDC to commission its giant glycerin refinery over the next few weeks

LDC to commission its giant glycerin refinery over the next few weeks

November 17, 2015 |

In Indiana, Louis Dreyfus Commodities’ giant 80 million pound per year glycerin refiner co-located at the 90 million gallon per year soybean biodiesel plant in Claypool is set to come online in the next couple of weeks, officially becoming the second largest in the country. Crude glycerin has been sold since the biodiesel plant came […]

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Researcher boosting yields by feeding crude glycerin to algae

Researcher boosting yields by feeding crude glycerin to algae

March 5, 2014 |

In South Carolina, a doctoral student at Clemson University is feeding crude glycerin to algae to increase biomass and lipid production. Using it as a carbon substrate, the three-carbon sugar alcohol helps the algae to produce about 60 percent oleic acid, Omega-9 fatty acid, under lab conditions.

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Whole Energy sets up crude glycerin refinery in Washington state

Whole Energy sets up crude glycerin refinery in Washington state

December 11, 2013 |

In Washington state, Whole Energy has opened its new facility in Mount Vernon. The new facility can recycle 15,000 tons of crude glycerin per year. The biodiesel distributor has been planning the project for two years and finally has it up and running, in part thanks to state funding.

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Glycerine seen as potential renewable marine fuel

Glycerine seen as potential renewable marine fuel

November 21, 2013 |

In the UK, Glycerine Fuel for Engines and Marine Sustainability (GLEAMS) project undertaken by Lloyd’s Register, Aquafuel Research, Gardline Marine Sciences, Redwing Environmental and Marine South East appears to be gaining traction for using the biodiesel waste product as a potential feedstock for marine fuel. Though the infrastructure required for take up of the fuel […]

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