Biodico develops projects with strategic partners
Feedstocks are the single largest cost of biodiesel production. The ability to economically produce multiple feedstocks grown in a sustainable manner without impacting food production is of fundamental importance. Biodico has worked from its inception on using alternative feedstocks. Waste cooking oil is collected from restaurants and food processing plants under the Green Restaurant Service. Based upon multi-feedstock research conducted by Biodico for the U.S. Department of Energy, Biodico was hired by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Trade Development Agency to conduct a multi-feedstock biodiesel feasibility study in India in 2005. In consultation with the Indian government, non-edible biodiesel feedstocks were made a priority, with the conclusion that Jatropha curcas represented the greatest potential.
After many years of genetic improvements, Biodico has worked to establish Jatropha nurseries and orchard development programs in many countries. Work with international academic and commercial institutions has led to the development of other feedstock models based upon suitability and sustainability under local conditions, including intercropping alternatives. No feedstock combination is perfect under all conditions, so a multi-faceted strategy has been employed. Additional advanced feedstocks are being developed including some innovative approaches to the cultivation of algae and related species for very concentrated high yield oil production using waste products. This advanced algaculture process is being developed in conjunction with the U.S. Navy based on Biodico’s patented MPU technology. Biodico is well poised to help organizations figure out local and regional potentials for feedstocks, business development, renewable energy production, energy markets, regulations, and incentives. Please contact us for more information if you have a project that you think we may be able to help make a success.
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