Emissions Control

With increasingly stringent regulatory control of combustion emissions, some form of active exhaust treatment is proving necessary to meet requirements.
This is especially true for diesel particulates and NOx. The use of active treatments such as diesel particulate filters and selective catalytic reduction gives rise to significant fuel penalties.

There is therefore an opportunity to reduce costs and lower the greenhouse gas impact inherent in deploying existing techniques, through the development of novel technology.

Biochemical Processing

Biomass is a relatively scarce resource, and in switching from a fossil to bio based fuel and chemical industry, the focus is on high efficiency and high recovery rates of pre-used materials. Unlike the petrochemical industry, each source of biomass is relatively small, and there is a great variety of materials. Each market is therefore niche, requiring a specific set of technologies adapted to its needs. Longma has developed processing techniques for oleochemicals, with broader application to the emerging algae industries.

Renewable Power Genration

Generating power from biofuels using diesel generators has distinct advantages to other types of renewable energy generation. It is independent of the weather, and can be produced according to demand. The power does not decrease if the wind drops at night, and if no power is required, it can simply be switched off. This ability to control the output makes biofuel generation distinct from variable-output renewable sources: it is a flexible-response form of renewable energy. It is a tailor-made solution for niche applications such as off-grid installations, or balancing reserve.