Direct way of producing biodiesel from low-cost and low-quality feedstock
Univalor, QC, Canada
We are proposing a technique for producing biodiesel in gas phase from low-cost waste vegetable oil or animal fat. Making the vaporized reagents react with a solid catalyst in a fluidized bed allows a high production rate. This forms high purity biodiesel that doesnâ€™t need to be purified afterwards.
Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Thanks to the small capital and low-cost non-edible feedstock required, the proposed biodiesel production method stands out as an alternative in places where the volumes of feedstock are limited or too inhomogeneous to justify implementing expensive technologies. High profitability is expected thanks to a simplified process eliminating cumbersome purification steps.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 26T
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC): 40,000 $CAN/year for 5 years (2011-2016)
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners