According to the Inter Press Service News Agency, government partnerships with industry in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh resulted in the planting of about 290 million jatropha saplings in 2005-2006 on 1.6 million hectares of nominally fallow land.
296 inform May 2009, Vol. 20 (5) MAGFUEL™ natural oils for conversion to biodiesel (calculations based on waste pro- algae “is counterintuitive, because with so much water and so little algae, it is natural Ion exchange duction using the 2010 US Census Bureau estimates of population). to want to move the algae. But moving water instead is very efficient, and all water resins for biodiesel EcoSystem plans to market MAGFUEL into the existing biodiesel industry as a is recycled.” Company technology is based on various ways of moving water, including production blending agent for lower-grade biodie- capillary effect, cohesion, absorption, and At the 1st Biofuels Roundtable Malay- sel feedstocks (e.g., choice white grease, transpiration. The process has been dem- sia, held in Kuala Lumpur (March 24–25), tallow, and yellow grease), which have onstrated with Chlorella vulgaris, Euglena LANXESS AG (Leverkusen, Germany) poor cold flow properties and high cetane gracilis, and Botryococcus braunii. showcased its ion exchange resin Lewatit value. GF 202. This resin is able to produce bio- The larvae dry weight is about 42% protein and 35% oils. The natural oil Solid catalyst diesel having qualities compliant with the European EN 14214 standard without using derived from black soldier fly larvae com- prises the following constituents: 1.6% reduces cost of a costly water-wash or single-use filtration aids. The company press release says, “The capric acid, 53.2% lauric acid, 6.6% myris- tic acid, 8.4% palmitic acid, 1.7% stearic algae-to-biofuel product significantly simplifies produc- tion and is extremely efficient in remov- acid, 12.4% oleic acid, and 8.8% linoleic acid. conversion ing impurities . . . such as glycerine, soap, and salts.” At the American Chemical Society spring Sales Manager Mark Seah said, Algae producer meeting, Ben Wen, vice president of United “Lewatit GF 202 . . . is regenerable during Environment and Energy LLC, Horseheads, up to an average of five years, easy to use, claims dramatic New York, USA presented information on a “continuously flowing fixed-bed” process and requires little maintenance.” The resin cost per liter of processed biodiesel is cost reduction that would make the production of biodiesel from algae oil at least 40% cheaper than the ~€0.02. Curbside recycling Ross Youngs, chief executive officer of Uni- batch method currently in use. Cost savings venture, parent corporation of AlgaeVen- are achieved through the need for a much ture Systems (Marysville, Ohio, USA), claimed in late March that AlgaeVenture smaller factory, the absence of water dis- posal costs, and the increased speed of the of used cooking oil has a technology that lowers the cost of process. The solid catalyst continuous flow Residents of Marion County, Oregon, USA, removing, harvesting, and dewatering algae method can be adapted to mobile units. can recycle used cooking oil (not lard or from the medium in which they are grown United Environment and Energy is now grease), secured in a clear container with “by more than 99%—from $875 per ton to conducting a pilot program with a produc- a tight lid, by leaving it in the recycling $1.92 per ton.” According to Youngs, the tion capacity of nearly 1 million gallons (4 bins that they place curbside for home trash process by which AlgaeVenture dewaters million liters) of algae biodiesel per year. pickups. The SeQuential-Pacific Bi
Pages to are hidden for
"Reservations regarding jatropha"Please download to view full document