Irrespective whether engines are used to produce electric power or as a drive unit for vehicles, they all have one thing in common: they need fuel!
Fuel can be made from biological or fossil raw materials. AGNAT has been sourcing alternative products in addition to the commonly used products from primary markets for many years in order to integrate these in top-grade condition into fuel production.
Particularly suitable in this field are the following:
- Aromatic hydrocarbons
- Aliphatic hydrocarbons
- C4 to C9 derivatives as a by-product of cracking processes
- Alcohols and their mixtures
- Polluted fuels from disasters
As early as during production processes sub-streams could frequently be separated already, which could then directly be fed back into the fuel market. Should this not be possible, often just relatively small investments have to be made to convert a material which hitherto was only utilized to a limited extent in one’s own power plant into a valuable fuel component.
Some products require further preparatory steps in order to ultimately be utilized in this way. For example, too much water content can be removed by way of distillation or missing characteristics can be created by adding additives to the mix. An expense which is often well worth the effort!
In order to determine whether or not a product is suitable for such utilization very intensive and elaborate investigations have to be undertaken. Standard existing investigations or those that commonly need to be performed to determine thermal utilization are here vastly inadequate. AGNAT organizes these kinds of investigations and final assessments for their customers free-of-charge. Based on the results of the investigation the client then receives a non-binding offer from AGNAT which is, however, binding for AGNAT itself.
Fuels are mass commodities! Hence the raw materials needed in the production of these fuels are almost exclusively transported with inland waterway or seagoing vessels. Fuel manufacturers are therefore frequently not equipped to receive smaller quantities of a secondary product delivered by lorry. Since the production plants do not have the respective storage capacities that are needed to store sub-streams that would be suitable for use in fuel production, AGNAT has developed the relevant logistic concepts in order to ensure a continuous and smooth acceptance of products at clients’ production sites, preventing any disturbances to production. As a matter of course we offer each customer an all-inclusive concept that is tailored to their specific needs.