Iowa State University engineer Lysle Whitmer walked the length of the bio-oil production line — from the 55 gal. solvent tank to the twin-screw extruder with its mixing, chopping, heating and pressurizing functions to the reactor in the middle and then to the product separators and the solvent recycling system. Whitmer, a senior thermochemical research engineer for Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute, said it takes special expertise to make all those operations work together.
All access premium subscription
This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.
Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)
Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit Feedstuffs.com and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.
SUBSCRIBE NOW https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/Publications.aspx
TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/SubscriptionOffers.aspx