The biofuel industry is growing around the world as an environmentally acceptable renewable energy source generated from biomass. Biofuel use can reduce emissions of green house gases, lower the demand for fossil fuels and is often supported by government subsidies.
The main biofuels are, bio-ethanol or alcohol made from fermentation and bio-diesel produced by transesterification. They are both derived from organic biomass. The plants manufacturing these biofuels therefore have requirements for tanks and silos for the input ingredients, from sugar and starch crops such as sugar cane to vegetable oils or animal fats. Also storage is required for the finished product as well as for feed water and fire water tanks on-site. BIOTANQ® modular tanks and silos can be utilised in these areas giving significant benefits over traditional welded structures.
International Standards – For biofuels storage, Biotanq’s quality systems provide a credible alternative to the API 650 standard for welded tanks and to the 12B specification for bolted tanks.
Benefits for the end user:
The BIOTANQ® Glass-Fused-to-Steel finish combined with its modular design and build concept, offers an array of benefits to contractors and end users.
• Long life
• Low capital cost
• Low maintenance costs
• Rapid more economical site installation times when compared to welded structures
• Economic worldwide shipments
• Flexible to remodel, extend, dismantle and resite
• Optimum corrosion resistance