Renewable Fuels Specialties
Rising fuel demand, dwindling stocks of crude oil and the need
to address environmental issues has encouraged the development of
more renewable energy sources, particularly biofuels.
These fuels use vegetable oils, corn, wheat, sugar cane or
biomass as the feedstock rather than crude oil. Such sources are
not only renewable. They also reduce the net amount of CO2 released
into the atmosphere.
But with these advantages come the drawback of much more
variable feedstocks and the challenge of blending them with mineral
fuels in such a way that they can be used effectively in modern
engines. The use of different oils such as soy, canola/rape, palm
or coconut, create different issues.
Innospec is currently working at the cutting edge of fuel
additive technology to ensure biodiesel can become a truly viable
and practical alternative. We have developed additive technologies
that address the three main areas of concern, namely fuel quality,
fuel stability and low temperature operability.
To maximise the full benefits of our products and achieve
optimum performance, an additive must be designed to deal with the
specific characteristics present in a customer's fuel