biodiesel separation Articles

  • Maintaining biodiesel quality standards

    A problem that is sometimes encountered with biodiesel blends is inaccurate blend ratios. This article describes a quick analytical method to assess blend ratios and ensure fuel performance. According to a study1 done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • How is biodiesel produced?

    This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the 1800s. Vegetable oils were used in diesel engines ...

  • Making biodiesel blends fuel is simple

    Biodiesel is made in the process of transesterification of vegetable oil by methanol, although sometimes ethanol or isopropyl alcohol are used instead. The ration is approximately 200 kg of methanol per 1 ton of oil (plus potassium or sodium hydroxide). Process temperature is approximately 60°С, no pressure increase is required. After the transesterification reaction, the content of ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Hielscher – Ultrasonic Transesterification of Oil to Biodiesel Improves Reaction Speed and Yield

     Ultrasonication can improve the conversion processing of vegetable oils or animal fats to biodiesel by improved mixing and enhanced chemical activity. The manufacturing of biodiesel from oils (e.g. soy, canola, sunflower seed) or animal fats, involves the base-catalyzed transesterification of fatty acids with methanol to give the corresponding methyl esters. The conventional esterification ...


    By Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH

  • Optimum reaction time, performance and exhaust emissions of biodiesel produced by microwave irradiation

    While transesterification is well established, there remain considerable inefficiencies in existing transesterification processes. In this study an alternative energy stimulant, ‘‘microwave irradiation’’ was used for the production of the alternative energy source, biodiesel. The optimum parametric conditions obtained from the conventional ...

  • Sustainability assessment of microalgal biodiesel production processes: an exergetic analysis approach with Aspen Plus

    Biodiesel production growth rate keeps increasing every year with the hope of replacing fossil based liquid fuel which is near exhaustion. Energy efficiency methods coupled with environmental and economic sustainabilities would render biodiesel production attractive. Algal cultivation and oil extraction processes are found to be energy intensive hence exergy destructive. This study presents the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NBB petitions EPA for reconsideration and stay of CARBIO approval

    On March 30, 2015, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) submitted a petition to EPA seeking reconsideration and a request for stay of EPA's approval of the Argentinian Camara Argentina de Biocombustibles (CARBIO) Alternative Biomass Tracking Program. According to the NBB press release, EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Perfect products for fuel consumption

    In present time fuel customers get offered a row of perfect products for fuel consumption enhancement, processes of combustion, both in petrol engines for cars, and to the diesel. All additives to petroleum are harmless to the car and serve as protection against the low-quality fuel which has got to a tank and will increase saving. They will secure and will burn any petroleum and if fuel is a ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Biofuel - Energy Supplier of the Future?

    Biofuel like biodiesel, plant oil, ethanol, bio methane or the synthetic biomass- to- liquid (BtL)- fuels everyone is talking about them. They are at present the only renewable alternative in the mobility sector and already today make up 6.1 % of the fuel consumption in Germany. However, in the past months and years biofuels had the reputation to generate a social- und environmental dilemma. ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • Cavitation Reactors

    By combining the developments in acoustics, hydrodynamics and chemical kinetics, a new promising device is entering the market: the cavitation reactors, used for processing of suspensions, emulsions and for intensification of chemical processes in solutions. These devices are can be used either separately (in laboratory test-benches) or in industrial mixing processes. In today’s market, two ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Bioenergy Outlook: Defending the renewable fuels standard

    Although major advances in climate change and renewable energy policies are unlikely this year, there is still much that can and must be done. It is true that there are major obstacles to progress in Washington DC, but further repeating the discouraging prognosis will not be helpful. Instead, Bioenergy Outlook — BioCycle’s new bioenergy column — will, in this and occasional ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Allweiler Peristaltic Pumps: an ingenious solution for biogas plants

    Installations and plants used to process biomass for the production of biofuels must be capable of handling difficult conditions. For example, intermediate products in the production of biodiesel exhibit a high level of chemical aggressiveness. Accordingly, pumps, pipe connections, and fittings must be capable of resisting these demanding conditions. In addition, waste products usually contain a ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • National brewery benefits from biogas

    Anheuser-Busch has installed anaerobic digestion systems at 10 of its 12 large breweries in the U.S., with an 11th system in design. Primary drivers are cost-avoidance for wastewater treatment fees and fossil fuel purchases. ANHEUSER-BUSCH, owner of 12 large breweries in the U.S., has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent from 2005 levels by 2010. The company is well ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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