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
With record crop yields projected for several regional commodities, the support and expansion of value-added agricultural products within Minnesota and the greater Midwest is of the utmost importance. In addition to increasing current demand, it will spur new demand opportunities as well. To that end, AURI is hosting a New Uses Innovation Forum for Minnesota’s […]
Earlier this year a new feasibility study, conducted in part by AURI, showed biomass cooling can be a viable option for small-to-medium sized commercial, industrial and residential units. The research results, which are part of the Biomass for Cooling System Technologies: A Feasibility Guide, also identifies innovations that utilize biomass as the essential wellspring of energy for cooling systems.
With record 2016/17 U.S. crop yields projected for several Minnesota grown commodities, the support and expansion of value-added agricultural products within Minnesota and the greater Midwest is of the utmost importance to spur new demand opportunities. To that end, I am working with AURI staff and key partners to build an informational and educational event for Minnesota’s agricultural industry about the latest ideas and opportunities for developing new uses for Minnesota grown crops and agricultural processing byproducts.
Renewable Energy Finance and Investment October 27, 2016 View the agenda Great River Energy 12300 Elm Creek Blvd Maple Grove, MN 55369 Register here
Read the full report: Development of a Port-Injected Hydrous Ethanol System for Diesel Engines Partners: Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council University of Minnesota