XcelPlus said Gly-Clene, the fuel developed by Maverick BioFuels as an alternative energy source, can be made from any crude glycerol, regardless of the feedstock. Gly-Clene also has the ability to power up turbine engines for electricity production or any other non-aircraft use associated with turbine engines.
Gly-Clene is produced after introducing a cracking agent to glycerin. The end product is processed with stabilising agent before being fed to electricity turbines. The cracking process will also produce another product that can be sold to the glycerin market.
The U.S. now has enough glycerin to produce 27,000 MW of electricity a day, according to XcelPlus. The new technology offers a way to help biodiesel manufacturers convert an unwanted by-product into a renewable fuel.