If you’re looking to start or expand upon a biofuel business and or project, you will need to make sure you have an expert biofuel consultant on your side. Megginson & Associates can help you with your biofuel project by serving as either a biofuel consultant or biofuel project consultant.
Biofuels are renewable fuels made from organic matter. They’re an alternative to fossil fuels, and they can be used in transportation, industry, and power generation. If you’re thinking about starting a biofuel project, it’s important to hire a biofuel project consultant before you make any decisions. Biofuels projects require careful planning because of the complexity of the processes involved with turning biomass into fuel that is usable by your engine and boiler.
We are knowledgeable and well experienced in the industry coupled with being passionate about environmental sustainability and making a difference. As biofuel consultants we are organized and detail-oriented, as well as being able to communicate effectively.
As the demand for renewable energy sources increases, so does the need for biofuel consultants. As biofuel consultant we will help you determine if biofuels are right for your business, and if so, which type of biofuel would be the best fit. One crucial thing we consider during our evaluation is what industry you in: Agriculture? Construction? Energy production? Transportation? Each industry has its own challenges when it comes to renewable energy solutions, so it’s important that we, as biofuel consultants, create a dedicated plan to address the industry challenges you may face.
You might think that you only need to hire a consultant when you’re ready to launch your project, but that’s not the case. In fact, it’s best to start looking for a consultant as soon as you have an idea for a biofuel project. Megginson & Associates has well sought after knowledge, dedication and experience in the field and can help lead the way for your next energy project.
Biofuels are any kind of fuel that is directly produced from plant or animal matter, which is known as biomass. Biofuels are used in various applications to produce useful bio-energy, as described below. ‘Bio’ is used to depict the organic nature of this fuel because it is not produced from geological process like fossil fuels (oil and coal). These include:
This is the most basic form of fuel derived from organic matter. Trees, crops and waste clippings are collected, dried, processed and converted into useful forms of biofuels that can be used for transportation, electricity generation and heating/cooking.
Biogas is a gaseious form of biofuel which is currently being produced from animal wastes and municipal landfills. It primarily consists of methane, which is the key component of natural gas.
Biodiesel is a liquid form of biofuel, which is produced from waste fats and oils, as well as from other forms of biomass through the gasification process.
Ethanol is also a liquid biofuel, produced through the fermentation of various forms of biomass, such as corn and sugarcane. Ethanol can then be mixed into gasoline to reduce the carbon emissions from transportation fuels.
Wood chips or agricultural wastes can be converted into bio-coal which has similar physical and chemical characteristics of mined coal. This allows bio-coal to be inputted into a conventional coal power generation plant without additional costs for storage, handling or burning. This allows the coal plant to reduce or eliminate its carbon emissions dramatically.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is being produced from various feedstock sources and technologies to fuel the future of aviation. SAF has been successfully tested in jet planes, for both commercial and military applications.
Methanol and ammonia can both be produced from biomass and used as either for transportation and/or power generation.
Green hydrogen can be produced from renewable energy or biomass. Green hydrogen promises a simple form of energy which produces zero carbon emissions when used.
The production of biofuels range in costs and benefits. Biofuels that can be ‘dropped in’ to the current energy supply chains typically have the lowest costs. These include biodiesel, green gasoline, green hydrogen, and electricity generated from biomass.
As mentioned above, with the various types of biofuels available, a biofuel consultant can help his/her clients sort through the various feedstocks, sites, conversion technologies and end-product marketing to make the most cost effective and profitable choice in their project.
With the various types of biomass feedstocks and biofuels available now, the range of costs for producing biofuels can vary widely. Projects based on simple conversion processes such as biogas can costs in the hundreds of thousands to several million dollars to construct and operate. More sophisticated biofuels plants, such as gasification, could cost tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars.
Biogas and biodiesel have well-established markets in the USA right now. Other forms of biofuels, including green hydrogen, are being developed.
Biofuels are the simplest form of renewable energy, after sunlight and wind. It is an energy source that is continually being replenished from the energy derived from the sun. As such, its low and zero carbon emissions will ensure that biofuels will be produced for a long time into the future.
Biofuels, such as biodiesel, green gasoline, green hydrogen and ethanol and even electricity generated from biomass or renewable energy, can be used to fuel the current fleets of cars, trucks and airplanes
By definition, biofuels are derived from biomass. This means that biofuels have zero to minimal carbon footprint during the production and use of the biofuel.