Understanding Renewable Fuels in Today's Marketplace - Mayo, Hall
Stacy Mayo & Jancey Hall
RENEWABLE FUELS DEFINED
Wikipedia: Renewable fuels are fuels produced from renewable resources. Examples
include: biofuels (e.g.Vegetable oil used for fuel, ethanol, methanol from
clean energy and carbon dioxide or biomass, and biodiesel) and Hydrogen fuel (when
produced with renewable processes).
This is in contrast to non-renewable fuels such as natural
gas, LPG (propane), petroleum and other fossil fuels and nuclear energy.
Renewable fuels can include fuels that are synthesized from renewable energy sources,
such as wind and solar. Renewable fuels have gained in popularity due to
their sustainability, low contributions to the carbon cycle, and in some cases lower
amounts of greenhouse gases.
Reference.com: Renewable fuels are fuels made from renewable resources. Where fossil
fuels are finite, renewable fuels are infinite and examples of renewable fuels include
vegetable oil as fuel and methanol made from carbon dioxide.
Ethanol: Ethanol is a renewable, earth-friendly biofuel made from plants. Most
ethanol is currently made from corn, but new technologies allow ethanol to be
created from other materials like wood chips and agricultural waste.
Biodiesel: A fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived
from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the
requirements of ASTM D6751
-a biofuel intended as a substitute for diesel
BIODIESEL: FUELED BY FARMERS
Rudolph Diesel created 1st diesel engine to run on peanut oil, not petroleum
Late 1980’s early 1990’s
Excessive amounts of soybean oil on market
Diesel engines ran on canola
National Soy Diesel Development Board Founded in 1992 by soybean farmers
National Biodiesel Board
HOW DOES IT COMPARETO REGULAR
Ethanol replaces harmful carcinogens and toxic additives that can be found in
petroleum-based fuels, while providing a naturally high octane
Ethanol is an earth-friendly biofuel that cuts carbon emissions from 34 to 100
percent or more, depending on the feedstock – and this percentage continues to
increase with ongoing innovations in advanced biofuels.
Energy efficient to produce. For every 1 Btu of energy used to make ethanol,
ethanol provides a 2.6 Btu return.
NASCAR driven more than 10 million miles on
e15 with zero engine issues
BIODIESEL: HOW IS IT MADE
Transesterification: process produces mono-
alkyl esters – chemically similar to diesel fuel.
100 lbs. vegetable oil
10 lbs. alcohol
100 lbs. biodiesel
10 lbs. glycerine
HOW DOES IT COMPARETO REGULAR
Roughly 8% less energy in B100 than No. 2 diesel
Equals the same horsepower, fuel economy and torque in B20 as petro diesel.
BIODIESEL PRODUCTION IN KANSAS
Emergent Green Energy – Minneola, KS
Utilize glycerin byproduct
Kansas State University
North CentralTechnical College
Seward County Community College
ETHANOL AND LIVESTOCK
Distillers grains provides a nutritious feed choice
Kansas has many feedlots closely coordinating with
ethanol plants for their distiller grain production
83 mil bu of distillers grains from ethanol is available for
BIODIESEL AND LIVESTOCK
Glycerine Provides an
Additional Energy Source for
Feed Rations to Help Mitigate
WHO CAN USE &WHERETO BUY:
E10- 97% gasoline sold with 10% ethanol
Flex Fuel- E85
E15- 2001 and newer
Over the past year, consumers have driven over 300 million miles using E15 without a single
reported negative effect.The facts are clear.There has never been an instance of a warranty
being voided over the use of E15.
Apps &Website: GetEthanol.com
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