By Masoud Zabeti, Business Development Manager, Ketjen
Biofuels are made from renewable sources such as agricultural crops and waste, and are an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels. This presentation will highlight advantages of biofuels over traditional fossil fuels. The European Commission’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) imposes increased use of energy from renewable sources. The projected use of biofuels shows an increase to around 20 % by the year 2050.
Current leading technologies for biofuels in Europe are biodiesel and bioethanol. These technologies will further develop in the next 5 - 10 years with advancements in cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels and the development of new feedstock. Additionally, waste-to-energy, hydrogen-based fuels, and synthetic fuels are expected to become more prominent in the next decade.
An overview of some of the current and future process technologies for biofuels will be given including Ketjen’s 20-year track record in field. Further the impact of feedstock regulations in the EU is discussed.
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