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Our Biofuels Experience

 

PENN PRO has been actively involved with the Biofuels industry since 1993. A number of our professionals have participated in Biodiesel production, storage and blending projects throughout the US, from concept to complete engineering, construction management and start up. Our services have extended to manufacture of co-products such as Glycerin, Fatty Acid and Methanol. We also have expertise extensive experience in Ethanol storage, unloading and blending of green fuels into petroleum products. The following provides some examples of our experience in the Biofuels industry:

  • Our engineers and designers were intimately involved with the design, construction and startup of the first fully dedicated Biodiesel and Glycerin production plant in the United States. That plant is located near our offices in Central Florida.  PENN PRO was responsible for complete engineering and design, procurement, construction management and startup assistance.  We continued to support the plant for fifteen years following startup, providing technical assistance and designing system enhancements.  This facility was the basis for the “zero discharge” plant design philosophy used in plants being built today.
  • With the economics being so critical to the success of Biofuels production, PENN PRO has been involved with a number of companies to review the plant production and recommend changes to reduce costs and recover the valuable co-products. Our unique design for the refining of glycerin to 99.7% purity is our specialty. Our most recent project processed the hazardous waste Glycerin contaminated with Methanol and Fatty Acids to recover and purify the products for reuse and sale. Our services included the state environment permitting for the plant. 
  • Across the country PENN PRO has provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for the storage and blending of Ethanol and Biodiesel with petroleum products. We provide tailored engineering services as required for our clients including batch and ratio blending in cold and warm climates. 
 

Our engineers and designers were intimately involved with the design, construction and startup of the first fully dedicated Biodiesel and Glycerin production plant in the United States.