Pretreatment, the critical insurance against contaminants
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What if… pretreatment 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 pretreatment of oils and fats to produce biofuels?00:04:26 Global status and developments in the field00:06:30 How pretreatment works, step by step 00:12:16 Process needs: Powders, filters, unit seizes, waste-water handling and more00:16:33 Yields, yield loss, feedstock design and phosphor removal00:21:18 Use of enzymes and membrane separation. Support systems and processes00:25:02 Preparation for pretreatment integration. Feedstock considerations and trends00:30:24 The chemistry and handling of contaminants and impurities00:36:23 Investment needs, costs and factors influencing costs00:39:55 Pyrolysis oil, GHG emissions, and future outlook
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