Sustainable and Renewable Fuels From sustainable source materials to advanced fuels

We support you in all aspects concerning alternative fuels from development, production, and feedstock risk assessment to compliance and emission control.

Different input – same output
Global demand for energy is growing while oil resources become increasingly scarce. Projections show that the world‘s non-renewable energy sources are likely to be depleted in less than a century, which means that, in order to create a secure energy supply for the future, it is essential to develop of equivalent alternative energy carriers. Fossil fuels, which consist of various valuable hydrocarbons, created over billions of years under high pressure, now need to be synthesized. There are many approaches to the production of synfuels, depending on the available feedstocks. Whether it‘s fossil materials such as coal (C-t-L) or gas (G-t-L), cellulosic biomass (B-t-L), fatty acids/fats (FAME), organic waste, or even the conversion of pure CO2 (X-t-L) – the possibilities are unlimited. Despite the complexity of the manufacturing processes, the resulting fuels do not differ from conventional diesel, gasoline or jet fuel.

While rising oil prices and foreign dependency have been the strongest drivers in the past, today pollution concerns and the goal to reach net-zero are most important. The need for sustainable, environmentally friendly low carbon fuels in sufficient quantities has become increasingly urgent. Over the past decade, bioethanol production has more than doubled due to increasing demand from the transportation sector. The production of bioethanol from renewable raw materials has great potential to reduce carbon emissions. To comply with standards such as ASTM D4806, D5798, DIN EN 15376, and DIN EN 15293, it is important to quickly and precisely monitor metals and nonmetals throughout the production process.

Outstanding technology for sustainable processes
Our analyzers support you in the analysis of metal, metalloid, and nonmetal elements throughout the entire synfuel production process chain. From the determination of high element contents in a wide range of raw materials (e.g., biomass, animal fat, or plant oil) to the analysis of intermediate products to the determination of trace contents in the quality control of finished biofuels – Analytik Jena‘s instruments are reliable partners for every matrix and concentration range. Benefit from devices and methods designed for biofuel analysis while drawing on the expertise of our worldwide support network.

  • Risk assessment for feedstock materials (e.g., palm oil, tallow oil) and process intermediates
  • Controlling sulfur and other elements in bioethanol and biodiesel used as blending components
  • Optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) for determination of trace metal impurities, wearingand toxic elements
  • Pre-configured analyzers for every industry standard

Web Seminar: Bioethanol – Challenges and Solutions for Monitoring of Trace Metals, Sulfur, Chlorine, and Nitrogen along the Value Chain

Join our web seminar to learn how to analyze metals and relevant nonmetal elements such as sulfur, nitrogen, and chlorine in various matrices and stages of the production process. The value chain spans from feedstock assessment, to process safety and optimization, to using ultra-pure ethanol as fuel or feedstock for further processing in other industries.

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e-book: Analysis of Sustainable and Renewable Fuels

Over the past decade, bioethanol production has more than doubled due to increasing demand from the transportation sector. The production of bioethanol from renewable raw materials has great potential to reduce carbon emissions. To comply with standards such as ASTM D4806, D5798, DIN EN 15376, and DIN EN 15293, it is important to quickly and precisely monitor metals and nonmetals throughout the production process.

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Web Seminar: Comprehensive Elemental Analysis of Biofuels and their Precursors by ICP-OES and Combustion Elemental Analysis

Biofuels, mainly derived from vegetable oils or the fermentation of plant material, have gained importance over the last few decades as more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuels. This session gives an introduction and overview of the different types of biofuels and the progress made developing new source materials and production processes.

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TN Determination in Bio-based Fuels According to ASTM D4629 – Standard Test Method for Trace Nitrogen in Liquid Hydrocarbons by Syringe/Inlet Oxidative Combustion and Chemiluminescence Detection

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Elemental Analysis of Biodiesel (FAME) according to EN and ASTM Standard Methods with HR Array ICP-OES (EN)

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Determination of Elemental Impurities in Ethanol Fuel according to Standard Methods with HR Array ICP-OES (EN)

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TN Determination in Bio-based Fuels According to ASTM D4629 (EN)

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Fully Automated Determination of Total Sulfur Contents of Methanol and Ethanol in Accordance with DIN EN 15486 and ASTM D5453 (EN)

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Determination of Total Chloride in LPG and Gaseous Hydrocarbons by Microcoulometry in Accordance with UOP 910 (EN)

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