Innovation Opens Up New Markets For Biodiesel

New technology from Maryland company eliminates need for post-combustion pollution control.

LPP Combustion, LLC recently demonstrated a patented system that will allow soybean oil-based biodiesel to burn as cleanly as natural gas, with no net greenhouse gas emissions. During testing this month, LPP Combustion obtained emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter comparable to natural gas level emissions using a commercial state-of-the-art dry low emission gas turbine combustor. Because biodiesel is a renewable fuel, gas turbines burning this fuel with the LPP System can provide carbon neutral electrical power by producing no net greenhouse gas emissions.

LPP Combustion has developed an enabling technology that provides clean use of biofuels in a combustion device without the need for post-combustion pollution control equipment. On August 15, 2006, LPP Combustion received its primary U.S. Patent for technology that converts biodiesel and other liquid fuels into a synthetic natural gas, called LPP gas, which can be burned in natural gas combustion systems with no modifications to the combustion hardware. Additional patents are pending.


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