With fuel prices at record highs and energy demand expected to double by 2030 biofuels are increasingly viewed as a viable alternative to conventional oil and gas supplies. Biofuels are derived from a wide variety of organic and natural resources that include solid biomass, liquid fuels and different types of biogases.
The two main biofuels are ethanol and biodiesel fuel. This type of fuel causes less pollution as compared to diesel-powered engines and performs just as well as regular diesel fuel, while addressing concerns regarding climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
Biodiesel is made from vegetable and rapeseed oil, or it can be converted from used cooking oil and tallow (animal fat), which would otherwise be incinerated, put in a landfill or exported. Bioethanol is produced through the process of fermentation of sugars from plant materials, such as sugar and starch crops.
AMACS provides engineered products for a wide range of Biomass phase contacting and separation applications including; methanol recovery, ethanol purification, vegetable oil processing and other biodiesel processes.