The future of renewable fuels relies on sustainable agrofuels that can be grown and processed economically. Second generation biofuels are also becoming a key approach to making alternative fuel energy. Second generation biofuel uses biomass produced from the residual non-food parts of crops. To gain access to the locked-in sugars contained in the lignin and cellulose, pre-treatment of the woody or fibrous biomass is necessary. Vecoplan’ size reduction solutions are applicable to many biofuel processes and ethanol processing equipment that requires the conversion of cellulosic fibers into biofuels.
Reduction of cellullosic feedstock fibers to an efficient size accelerates the process of biofuel production. To do so, biofuel feedstock shredders and production equipment have to meet the demanding applications of handling and processing the feedstock at a cost-effective rate. The process of preparing alternative feedstocks for biofuel production requires maximization of feedstock quality and minimization of production costs.
Vecoplan is leading the way with energy efficient ethanol processing equipment. As we progress towards a future friendly biofuel climate, ethanol processing pretreatment equipment is under development for cost-effective, evnvironmentally friendly biomass conversion technologies that will turn feedstock into biofuels.