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The Renewable Fuels Standard requires increasingly greater amounts of: E100 Ethanol to be added to gasoline and B100 Biodiesel to be added to petroleum diesel.

We provide "turnkey" ethanol plant project feasibility, design, engineering, development and financing services.  Unlike most companies, we are equipment supplier/vendor neutral. This means we help our clients select the best equipment for their specific application. This approach provides our customers with superior performance, decreased operating expenses and increased return on investment. 

Our company also offers other renewable energy technologies including; absorption chillers, cogeneration, trigeneration power and energy systems, Demand Side Management, Energy Conservation Measures and Waste Heat Recovery.  

We provide Cooler, Cleaner, Greener Power & Energy Solutions  project development services that are Kyoto Protocol compliant and generate clean energy and significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Unlike most companies, we are equipment supplier/vendor neutral. This means we help our clients select the best equipment for their specific application. This approach provides our customers with superior performance, decreased operating expenses and increased return on investment. 

Cogeneration Technologies, located in Houston, Texas, provides project development services that generate clean energy and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon dioxide emissions. Included in this are our turnkey "ecogeneration" products and services which includes renewable energy technologies, waste to energy, waste to watts and waste heat recovery solutions.  Other project development technologies include; Anaerobic Digester, Anaerobic Lagoon, Biogas Recovery, BioMethane, Biomass Gasification, and Landfill Gas To Energy, project development services. 

Products and services provided by Cogeneration Technologies includes the following power and energy project development services: 

  • Project Engineering Feasibility & Economic Analysis Studies  

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction

  • Environmental Engineering & Permitting 

  • Project Funding & Financing Options; including Equity Investment, Debt Financing, Lease and Municipal Lease

  • Shared/Guaranteed Savings Program with No Capital Investment from Qualified Clients 

  • Project Commissioning 

  • 3rd Party Ownership and Project Development

  • Long-term Service Agreements

  • Operations & Maintenance 

  • Green Tag (Renewable Energy Credit, Carbon Dioxide Credits, Emission Reduction Credits) Brokerage Services; Application and Permitting

We are Renewable Energy Technologies specialists and develop clean power and energy projects that will generate a "Renewable Energy Credit," Carbon Dioxide Credits  and Emission Reduction Credits.  Some of our products and services solutions and technologies include; Absorption Chillers, Adsorption Chillers, Automated Demand Response, Biodiesel Refineries, Biofuel Refineries, Biomass Gasification, BioMethane, Canola Biodiesel, Coconut Biodiesel, Cogeneration, Concentrating Solar Power, Demand Response Programs, Demand Side Management, Energy Conservation Measures, Energy Master Planning, Engine Driven Chillers, Geothermal Heatpumps, Groundsource Heatpumps, Solar CHP, Solar Cogeneration, Rapeseed Biodiesel, Solar Electric Heat Pumps, Solar Electric Power Systems, Solar Heating and Cooling, Solar Trigeneration, Soy Biodiesel, Trigeneration, and Watersource Heatpumps.

Unlike most companies, we are equipment supplier/vendor neutral. This means we help our clients select the best equipment for their specific application. This approach provides our customers with superior performance, decreased operating expenses and increased return on investment. 

For more information: call us at:  832-758-0027

US ETHANOL FACTS

The US ethanol industry is the fastest growing energy industry in the world. Ethanol is blended in 30% of our nation's gasoline. An annual record of 3.4 billion gallons of ethanol was produced in 2004.

As of September 8, 2004, the US had 81 plants in operation and with a capacity of 3.4 billion gallons per year. 16 additional plants are currently under construction. The plants under construction will add over 800 million gallons of annual production capacity.
 

Year

Ethanol Produced

Grain Used

1997

1.3 billion gallons

500 million bushels

1998

1.4 billion gallons

538 million bushels

1999

1.47 billion gallons

565 million bushels

2000

1.63 billion gallons

627 million bushels

2001

1.77 billion gallons

681 million bushels

2002

2.13 billion gallons

819 million bushels

2003

2.81 billion gallons

1.077 billion bushels

2004

3.4 billion gallons

1.22 billion bushels

 
From the 2004 Renewable Fuels Association's 2004 Ethanol Industry Outlook

Among the accomplishments of the U.S. fuel ethanol industry:

Annual record of 3.41 billion gallons produced in 2004;

U.S. fuel ethanol use reached a record 3.57 billion gallons in 2004 (estimated);

Ethanol use reduces U.S. gasoline prices by nearly 30 cents per gallon;

Currently, 81 ethanol plants can produce over 3.6 billion gallons annually;

With 16 plants under construction, annual production capacity will soon expand to 4.4 billion gallons;

Farmer-owned ethanol plants account for 40% of total industry capacity;

Ethanol use consumed more than 1.26 billion bushels of corn in 2004;

Ethanol production raised corn prices and, thereby, reduced federal farm program cost by $3.2 billion dollars in 2004;

Ethanol production supports over 147,000 U.S. jobs;

Ethanol produces 167% of the fossil energy that is used to grow, harvest, transport and process the grain into ethanol;

Ethanol use reduced over 7 million tons of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions in 2004;

Every 1 Btu of petroleum fuel used to produce ethanol generates 13.2 Btus of ethanol.

What is Ethanol? 

Ethanol (ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, EtOH) is a clear, colorless liquid. In dilute aqueous solution, it has a somewhat sweet flavor, but in more concentrated solutions it has a burning taste. Ethanol (CH3CH2OH) is made up of a group of chemical compounds whose molecules contain a hydroxyl group, -OH, bonded to a carbon atom. Ethanol made from cellulosic biomass materials instead of traditional feedstocks (starch crops) is called bioethanol.

The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 mandated the sale of oxygenated fuels in areas with unhealthy levels of carbon monoxide. Since that time, there has been strong demand for ethanol as an oxygenate blended with gasoline. In the United States each year, approximately 2 billion gallons are added to gasoline to increase octane and improve the emissions quality of gasoline.

Blends of at least 85% ethanol are considered alternative fuels under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct). E85, a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, is used in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) that are currently offered by most major auto manufacturers. FFVs can run on gasoline, E85, or any combination of the two and qualify as alternative fuel vehicles under EPAct regulations. In some areas, ethanol is blended with gasoline to form an E10 blend (10% ethanol and 90% gasoline). 

Chemical properties: Ethanol is ethane with a hydrogen molecule replaced by a hydroxyl radical. 

How Ethanol is Made at an Ethanol Plant



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