What if… pre-treatment technology can make biofuel production more profitable?
Topsoe’s Sylvain hosts Global Commercial Director at Crown Iron Works, Bill Morphew and Market Unit Manager for Oils and Fats at Alpha Laval, William Younggreen. They discuss how pre-treatment works, the possibilities for refiners and what it takes to integrate the technology.
Run time notes:
Sylvain, Bill and William discuss:
00:01:30 Why do we need pre-treatment of oils and fats to produce biofuels?
00:04:26 Global status and developments in the field
00:06:30 How pre-treatment works, step by step
00:12:16 Process needs: Powders, filters, unit seizes, waste-water handling and more
00:16:33 Yields, yield loss, feedstock design and phosphor removal
00:21:18 Use of enzymes and membrane separation. Support systems and processes
00:25:02 Preparation for pre-treatment integration. Feedstock considerations and trends
00:30:24 The chemistry and handling of contaminants and impurities
00:36:23 Investment needs, costs and factors influencing costs
00:39:55 Pyrolysis oil, GHG emissions, and future outlook