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LEWA pumps are used in a wide variety of processes for the production of biodiesel and other biofuels.
Depending on the particular application, different pumps that optimally meet the respective requirements are used:
LEWA pumps in various processes for biofuel production:
|Conventional process for biodiesel production: Esterification of vegetable oils with methanol.|| Low pressure|
|Alternative process for synthetic fuel production: |
Gasification of carbon-containing raw materials for the production of synthetic gas (CO+H2), which is subsequently converted into a long-chained fuel using Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. In the last process step (hydrocracking), the desired BTL fuel (synfuel) is generated at temperatures < 200°C and a process pressure up to 90 bar.
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|Similar process (conventional)|
Esterification of organic fats or oils with methanol in a high-pressure process.
| High pressure|
|Thermal decomposition of organic waste for the production |
of crude oil with a low boiling point as well as gas with a high hydrogen content.
| High pressure|
2nd or 3rd generation
The use of biofuels offers significant advantages in comparison to fossil energy sources:
Biofuel production 1st generation
|Oil-bearing plants from agriculture production:|
|Renewable fuels and propellants|
Biomass to liquid
Gas to liquid
Coal to liquid
Compressed natural gas
Liquefied petroleum/propane gas
Ethanol tertiary butyl ether
Fatty acid methyl ester
Raps methyl ester
Biofuel production 2nd generation
Synthetic fuels (synfuels):
|Gasification of renewable resources, biogenic and renewable residual materials: |
Biofuel production 3rd generation
|From biomass through thermochemical and microbiological processes as well as from electrolysis, powered by photovoltaic systems and wind power plants.|