New Process to Convert Crude Glycerin into Biofuel

By on January 4th, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010 14:09

For example products like soaps are produced from high grade glycerin, but huge quantities of crude glycerin is simply disposed as waste. For this reason, Glycos Biotechnologies Inc. is trying to commercializing glycerin-gobbling microorganisms created by researchers at Rice University.

For reducing the cost of the operation, Glycos Biotechnologies is trying to integrated bioconversion into individual refinery operations. After that, the waste glycerin will be converted into various alcohols and acids that can further be used to make food products, additional fuels, insulation and fabrics.

The company’s proprietary microbe based conversion process will also require less power and heat. This process could also work on a variety of biofuel feedstocks, including algae.

[Source: Cleantechnica]

        

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