Our Client and Their Goals
Our Client, a company with innovative technology used in the production of biofuels in Europe, wanted to expand their technology’s capabilities in developing non-fossil-fuel feedstocks. Though they had experience in this sector already, they needed new solutions. Their need was driven by the EU’s decision to phase out the processing fresh vegetable oils into biofuels by 2030, and the increasing global demand for waste fats and oils.
As a result, they wanted to develop new technology that would enable them to process dirtier animal fats and vegetable oils—such as wastes and residues—and produce feedstocks for "greener" biofuels. In order to process these dirtier varieties of feedstocks, they needed an efficient process to remove common, troublesome impurities, such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Our Client intended to pursue a long-term technology collaboration to develop, further improve, and eventually commercialise their existing waste fat and oil processing solutions. They asked for our expert advice and assessment in scouting for potential partners for this project that possessed suitable technology portfolios.