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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Energy Startups advancing Bio-Oils out of 93
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 93 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 energy startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 88 startups advancing bio-oils, get in touch.
Oleocycle provides Cooking Oil-based Biodiesel
Hotels and restaurants dump a large amount of cooking oil into the wastewaters. These oils if not managed become toxic in the environment, producing a rancid odor in water. However, the presence of triglycerides in waste cooking oil makes it suitable for producing biodiesel. This is why startups are developing technologies that convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel feedstock. These solutions help manage the waste management issue while providing feedstock for biodiesel production.
Oleocycle is a British startup that develops a process for converting used cooking oils, tallows, and other biodiesel feedstock into contaminant-free biodiesel feedstock. The startup’s aqueous-based process removes sulfur, phosphorus, metals, pigments, and free fatty acids from the impure feedstock. The startup allows customization to operate under batch or continuous conditions and within required impurity levels in triglyceride. The process reagents are totally recyclable, enabling sustainability and a reduction in the carbon footprint.
MASH Energy works on Biofuel from Agri-waste
Agricultural waste is an inexhaustible and sustainable source of feedstock for biofuels. However, converting waste into bio-oils while staying compliant with government regulations requires proper management and processing. Startups are developing solutions that encompass the entire biofuel manufacturing process from feedstock to final product. These solutions take into consideration the requirements of each and every step in the process to ensure sustainability while producing high-quality fuel.
MASH Energy is a Danish startup that converts bio-oils from agri-waste and other biomass into biofuels. Mash’s feedstock selection process ensures that the feedstock is scalable for bulk production to meet the high demands. The startup also selects the technology suitable for refining the bio-oil to the required sulfur content as per the regulations and standards. By combining all these processes Mesh designs an efficient hybrid system that helps replace fossil fuels in large-scale applications like transportation. The startup’s solution thus enables the sustainable and flexible production of marine biofuels.
Rapsoila creates Biofuel out of Rapeseed Oil
Rapeseed is one of the oldest plants to be cultivated for extracting oil. Compared to other vegetable oils, rapeseed produces more oil per unit land area. This is why startups and scaleups are developing technologies to utilize the high-yielding rapeseed oil and convert it into fuel. The resulting fuel burns cleaner than fossil fuels with lower carbon dioxide emissions.
Rapsoila is a Lithuanian startup that develops rapeseed oil biofuel. The startup purchases rapeseed from farmers in Lithuania, giving them a constant source of revenue. Rapsoila’s fuel is a fatty acid methyl ester that is usable in pure form or as a blend with a variety of mineral oils. This eco-friendly fuel complies with European and Lithuanian quality standards.
Algae BioDiesel makes Algal Biofuel
Algae are rich in oil and carbon content, but the process of oil extraction from algae requires the complete removal of moisture before any lipids can be separated. This increases the complexity of the process, increasing energy intensity and cost. This is why startups are developing technologies that reduce the energy intensity and operation costing of extracting algal biofuel. These solutions also allow for faster extraction of lipids driving scalable algae-based bioenergy.
Algae BioDiesel is a Turkish startup that extracts lipids from algae for the production of biofuels. The startup performs carbon dioxide fixation with microalgae and then a nutrient treatment from wastewater to enriches the algae with more oil content. Then the algae undergo a transesterification process which produces fuels. The startup’s technology converts the lipids into auto biodiesel, bio-jet, and rocket fuel. In addition to the clean combustion of algal biodiesel, the process further sustainability by enabling carbon capture and wastewater treatment.
S-Cube builds Biodiesel Plants
Biodiesel and other biofuels derived from bio-oils are widely accepted as a sustainable replacement for fossil fuels. But today’s biofuel manufacturing capacity is not adequate to meet the demand of an entire world due to the lack of scalable infrastructure. This is why startups are developing solutions to set up biofuel manufacturing plants on a scale that can sustain the demands of the future world. These solutions help countries to set up biofuel supply chains locally and become self-sufficient.
Indian startup S-Cube sets up full-scale biodiesel plants for businesses. The startup’s biodiesel plants follow conventional, enzymatic, or cavitation processes as per the client’s requirements. Using a patented enzymatic process, S-Cube processes feedstock of any purity to extract pure oil and convert it into biodiesel. The process also ensures low energy consumption, reducing the overall carbon footprint of the fuel.
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Energy startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on biofuels, anaerobic digestion, and waste heat recovery. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the energy industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more energy technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Energy Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.