Use left over foods and waste to produce fuels for vehicle and cooking.
Biofuels are liquid or gaseous fuels derived from organic materials. Chemical processes are used to turn the organic waste into useable fuel. By using biofuels for your vehicle, cooking or even electricity needs, it is possible not only to find cheaper alternatives but also use products that are more sustainable. Currently, the most widely produced biofuels are bioethanol and biodiesel. Bioethanol is obtained from the fermentation of sugar-rich feedstocks (e.g. sugar and starch from sugar cane, wheat, sugar beets or lignocellulosic biomass such as forestry residues, agricultural residues or energy crops). Whereas, biodiesel is from the transesterification of glyceride present in vegetable oil (e.g. rapeseed and sunflower oil)
Biogas is produced using organic material, which is broken down with the help of bacteria in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment. The anaerobic digestion process is a natural process that often occurs in nature. In a biogas plant, this process takes place in an anaerobic digester and is accelerated by creating the best possible conditions for micro-organisms and bacteria to multiply, which leads to a highly efficient breakdown of materials. Almost all forms of organic material can be used to produce biogas. However, wastewater, manure, energy crops and organic industrial waste are the most common feedstocks. Once created biogas has a number of different uses including electricity generation, fuel for cooking and even transportation fuel.
Biofuels can provide your business with the required energy to undertake a number of potential roles. It maybe that you want to produce biogas for cooking, electricity generation or biodiesel for your fleet of vehicles. In order to derive the full benefits of biofuel, it is firstly necessary to determine what organic material is at your disposal. For example you may have a hotel and therefore will have excess sewage that can be used to create biogas, alternatively your business may be a restaurant with used cooking oil that can be used to make biodiesel. Whatever, source that you have we will work with you to meet your requirements.
As previously stated, the ability to source the required organic material to use for biofuel production is essential. In addition, the ability to produce the required fuel may present issues of health and safety for your business. Therefore, it may be more advantageous to produce the required biofuel at a premise that is different to the location of your business. So, for example you may be able to get access to organic waste at one location but use it at another. This can be the case for energy generation, where it will be possible to produce electricity at one location and have it transported along the electricity grid to your place of business. Although all biofuels undertaken by us are done at the highest standard, you may still wish to locate the production of such fuels away from the general public. Indeed, in some instances, the local environmental protection agency may require that your fuel is located in a place of lower populace.
In most cases entities will opt against purchasing outright a biofuel system for their business. It may work better if you use the system on a lease basis or alternatively (in the case of electricity generation) a power purchase agreement. As part of any proposed system we will also include operation and maintenance as part of the proposed solution.