Alcohols, such as propanol, butanol and ethanol, can be produced by micro-organisms. They can convert sugars and starch into alcohols. Cellulosic biomass, such as trees and grasses, can also serve as a raw material after liquification.
Ethanol can be used as a vehicle fuel without further processing. However, it is mostly used as a petrol additive to increase the octane rating and reduce harmful exhaust emissions.
TLR can perform all the bio-alcohol analyses within 24 hours in accordance with the EN15366 and IMPCA (International Methanol Producers and Consumers Association) standards. These include metals, acidity, methanol content, non-volatile components and moisture content.
Which analyses are available for bio-alcohol?
- Non-volatile components