Services

Biomass Characterization and Analysis

 

  • Heating Value Determination
  • Ultimate Analysis (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Sulfur (Oxygen by Difference))
  • Proximate Analysis (Moisture Content (MC), Volatile Combustible Matter (VCM), Fixed Carbon (FC) and Ash
  • Determination of Acid Soluble Lignin Concentration Curve by UV-VIS Spectrometry (NREL Procedure)
  • Determination of Structural Carbohydrates and Lignin in Biomass, NREL Procedure
  • Eutectic Point Analysis of Biomass

 

Biodiesel Production and Analysis

 

  • Solvent Extraction
  • Oil Extraction by Ultrasonication
  • Mechanical Oil Seed Press (3 – 5 kg/hr)
  • Oil refining Processes (Degumming, Neutralization, FFA Analysis, Phosphorus, Dewaxing, Bleaching, etc.)
  • Biodiesel Production (25 gallon batch facility)
  • Biodiesel Characterization (ASTM Standards: Cloud and Pour Point, Flash Point, Kinematic Viscosity, Acid Number, Water and Sediment, Sulfur Analysis, Total and Free Glycerin, Fatty Acid Composition, etc.)
  • Complete Engine Performance and Exhaust Emissions Testing (up to 400 hp engines)

 

Ethanol Production and Analysis

 

  • Sugar Composition using HPLC
  • Determination of Sugars, Byproducts and Degradation Products in Liquid Fraction Process Samples, NREL
  • SSF Experimental Protocols – Lignocellulosic Biomass Hydrolysis and Fermentation, NREL
  • Ethanol Fermentation Runs using New Brunswick Fermentors
  • Ethanol Analysis using HPLC

 

Bio-Char Analysis

 

  • BET Surface Area and Pore Size Analysis
  • Adsorption and desorption Data Points Analysis
  • BJH Pore Size Distribution and External Surface Area (STSA)

 

Bio-Oil Analysis and Upgrading Studies

 

  • GC/MS Characterization of Bio-oil Constituents
  • Low Pressure/Temperature Hydrogenation
  • High Pressure/Temperature Hydrogenation

 

Pyrolyzer Runs

 

  • 200 – 600 g/min Pyrolysis Runs
  • 300 – 1200 0C Operating Temperatures
  • Up to 3 0C/min Heating Rates

 

Fluidized Bed Gasification

 

  • 70 kg/hr Throughput of Most Biomass
  • Gas and Char Production Evaluation and Analysis

 

VOC and Green House Gas (GHG) Sampling Protocol

 

  • Use of Portable GC for VOC/GHG Determination
  • Training and Seminar on Biofuels

 

Fee Schedules

 

 

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