We have been benchtop testing with enzymatic biodiesel, evaluating it’s performance with different feedstocks and mixture ratios to see what works best. So far, I’m impressed with the results and it appears to be far easier to use than I originally understood.
We have begun investigating what the upfit costs would be to scale up for production, but the ROI looks promising. Not only would we be able to use a wider range of feedstocks, but the pre-treatment time is cut dramatically, input chemicals are cut dramatically, and our production yields look like they might double. All very promising.
I’ve been down this road before, skipping down what looks to be a yellow brick road and then have a bunch of flying monkeys swoop down and steal my favorite dog. So, we proceed cautiously, but overall we are excited about the prospect of using a new technology that could potentially increase yields and profit.