Bio-fuels and bio-gas

Biofuels are fuels that are generated from organic matter such as agricultural waste, food waste and energy crops.

Biofuels are considered carbon neutral as the carbon that they contain was harvested from the atmosphere during the growth phase of the biomass (through photosynthesis) and would otherwise be released (generally in a higher intensity form such as methane) when the material rots.

 

Bio-ethanol is distilled from energy crops such as sugar cane and is used to dilute petroleum in motor spirit to reduce its carbon intensity (e.g. E10 in Australia is a 10% ethanol blend). In Brazil, 100% ethanol powered cars are common.

Bio-diesel (HVO) is manufactured from used vegetable oil and can be used as a diesel substitute.

Biogas is produced from putrefiable organic waste in digesters and can be used for combustion and as a chemical feedstock.

Further processing of biofuels can produce pretty much any form of hydrocarbon including sustainable aviation fuel and high octane motor spirits (so you can still have a carbon neutral muscle car).

Biofuels and biogas reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution which promotes environmental sustainability and can help organisations to meet their Safeguard obligations. We see biofuels as particularly applicable to mining and aviation as sustainable liquid fuels.

They also offer economic opportunities and energy security by diversifying fuel sources and decreasing dependence on imported oil.

Common types of biofuels include:
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Biodiesel
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Ethanol
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Biogas and biomethane
Why choose Arche Energy

Arche Energy has team members well experienced with project managing and advising waste to energy projects worth up to $700 million.

Some of our biofuel and biogas services include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Technical due diligence
  • Project management
  • Project delivery reviews
  • Technical advice
  • Developing project agreements for risk allocation and commercial outcomes
  • Roadmaps to replace natural gas demands
  • Estimating energy demands
  • Market entry strategies
  • Project scoping
  • Capital and operating cost estimates
  • Procurement process support
  • Key infrastructure and stakeholder support
  • Marketing and logistics studies
  • Planning activities leading up to the prefeasibility stage.
Projects we deliver
Hydrogen and BESS utilisation analysis to estimate electrical demand under a range of diverse future scenarios.
Methane pyrolysis process due diligence.
Techno-commercial analysis of creating turquoise hydrogen and solid graphite from a biogas feedstock.
Biogas feasibility assessment for the production of renewable biogas using cattle manure.
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