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Breakthrough Biodiesel Process Now Running At Commercial Scale

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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 08:13 PM
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Just about this time last year I reported on the very promising and innovative Mcgyan® biodiesel process. It was one of the most popular stories gas 2.0 ran that year, and rightly so: the breakthrough seemed to deliver the possibility of making biodiesel in mere seconds from start to finish, reducing costs by half the price of other biodiesel, producing no waste, using no chemical reactants, and using any animal fat or vegetable oil as a feedstock.




Ever Cat opened the doors to it’s new biodiesel facility in rural Isanti, MN on September 28, 2009. The plant currently employs 20 people, and is capable of delivering 3 million gallons of biodiesel a year (MGY). Ever Cat has set its eyes firmly on increasing that capacity to 33 MGY within the next 3 years.

Rather than producing the biodiesel in large batches, as is the norm for the industry, the Mcgyan® process allows for continuous production of a “stream” of biodiesel.




When the plant reaches full capacity in less than a week, it will be producing 10,000 gallons per day—more than a truckload.


Breakthrough Biodiesel Process Now Running At Commercial Scale

Very cool stuff. Why bother importing fuel when you can just produce it in a factory?



MBF

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 08:28 PM
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Not much, but at least it's a start in the right direction.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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A very small step. Perhaps a slight nudge.

Vegetable oil is already gone through processing to get into the oil state in the first place. Not to mention the issues with using food as energy and the food shortage problems that this does not help.

Furthermore using animal fat, while much better than just throwing it away - there simply is not enough of it to fuel our cars.

There's a great HD video on Youtube called "Home". It's definitely a worthwhile watch and helps to put some of this into perspective.

Incog



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