As the biodiesel industry grows, so does the nation’s supply of glycerin. Refined glycerin is used in thousands of products from food to toothpaste to personal care products. Most biodiesel refineries are not equipped to purify the crude glycerin generated by the biodiesel manufacturing process. This has led to an oversupply of crude glycerin on the market.
One potential use for crude glycerin is as a boiler fuel. AURI and several industry partners tested glycerin for efficacy as an industrial fuel.
File attached: Glycerin Report Final.pdf
Register Here You’re Invited to the MN Renewable Energy Roundtable March 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join AURI in an event dedicated to Renewable Chemicals With Keynote Speaker: Dr. Toby Ahrens National Program Leader Agricultural Bioproducts, National Institute of Food and Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture AGENDA Registration, refreshments and networking Welcome and […]
For the second year in a row, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) will host a New Uses Forum to highlight current and potential innovative uses for the agricultural commodities produced in the state and region. Scheduled for April 12, 2018, with a networking reception on the preceding evening. The theme, “Adding Value at the […]
By AURI Australian researchers are studying the possibility of turning crops like agave, hemp, or the native saltbush and wild-growing sorghum into biofuels of the future. Studies show that it’s possible to extract non-traditional plant oils and turn them into biodiesel for vehicles, machinery and even aviation fuel. Currently oils extracted from palm and soy […]
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This quarter the Ag Innovation News brings you an interview with AURI board member, Jerry Hasnedl. Jerry has served with distinction for the last three years, representing Minnesota Farmers Union. In doing so, Jerry brings the necessary talents of critical thinking and problem solving to board meetings and offers unique insight in the area of […]