Critical biofuel filtration technology for sustainable transportation fuels
With global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport growing faster than any other sector, the use of advanced biofuels is one promising alternative to reducing our dependence on petroleum-based fuels and reducing climate change. The production of advanced biofuels is not without its challenges. Variation in the feedstock sources as well as feedstock degradation results in contamination issues from the type and size of impurities. To protect downstream equipment, preserve catalyst life, and to ensure the final product meets specifications, filtration technology selection is a critical component.
Another critical challenge in our modern world is in dealing with increasing amounts of organic waste produced through animal, industrial and food sources. Processing organic waste to create biogas offers an alternative to natural gas for use in transportation fuels, heating, and power generation. This helps reduce waste at landfill and mitigate the methane emissions that would have otherwise escaped, diminishing its climate impact.
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Customer Success Stories
Removing contamination from used cooking oil feedstock at a European refinery
Presense of gels and particles in diesel hydrotreater feed due to blending of used cooking oil feedstock
Pall's filter cartridges with Laid-Over-Pleat technology helped achieve high solids and semi-solids removal
- Integration of new bio-feed
- Extended catalyst life
- Reduced heat exchangers maintenance
Developing a filtration strategy to handle renewable Tall Oil Feed
Refinery was unable to operate existing feed filters due to peer performance and short life from exess contamination in Tall oil feed
Pall analyzed feed samples in the lab to determin the best approach and supplied rental skids to demonstrate performance in the field
- Zero CAPEX soltuion due to rentals
- Optimal filter design using contamication mapping
- Process troubleshooting with Pall Experts
Bio-refinery meets stringent specifications for premium diesel thanks to Pall Solution
Customer was unable to meet total suspended solids and water content specifications
Pall supplied mobile pre-filters and liquid-liquid coalescers, which achived consistent filtration and seperation to meet premium diesel specifications
- Results achieved with zero CAPEX due to ue of mobile skids
- OPEX optmization ongoing wuth support from Pall experts
Helping achive reliable operation for US refiner of beef tallow
Customer needed improved filter life and performance
Following extensive lab testing and field verification, Pall offered the optimal solution that increased filter life better downstream asset protection
- Superior dirt holding capacity, increased filter life, and lower price than competitors
- Reduced CAPEX by using Pall's Double Open Ended Vessel Design