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Technology, Innovation and Economic Development

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 103
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Phone: 208-885-4550

Fax: 208-885-4550

Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu

Web: OTT Website

Map

Physical Address:
Water Center Suite 324
Boise, Idaho

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front St., Suite 324
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4568

Email: janajones@uidaho.edu

Catalytic Thermochemical Conversion of Glycerol (OTT case 11-022)

Biodiesel production reached its historical record of 1.1 billion gallons last year in the US. For every pound of biodiesel, approximately 0.1 pounds of crude glycerol is produced as a byproduct. Dealing with the excessive crude glycerol from biodiesel production is now becoming a dilemma to the industry. The crude glycerol possesses is very low value due to the impurities present. University of Idaho researchers have developed a technology that utilizes the low-grade glycerol and converts it into valuable products for enhanced sustainability of biodiesel industry. This new methodology converts the glycerol with much higher efficiencies and shorter processing times than current technologies. The conversion is achieved at temperatures of 100 - 280 degrees Celsius, 1-50 bars and a residence time of 5-120 minutes. The required hydrogen is produced in situ during the conversion process.

Technology, Innovation and Economic Development

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 103
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Phone: 208-885-4550

Fax: 208-885-4550

Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu

Web: OTT Website

Map

Physical Address:
Water Center Suite 324
Boise, Idaho

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front St., Suite 324
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4568

Email: janajones@uidaho.edu