the U.S. alone, biodiesel capacity has grown more than seven-fold since 2004. Today,
growing demand for this renewable transportation fuel is helping to drive a flurry of
grassroots expansions and technology innovations worldwide, including advanced reactor
designs, novel catalysts, and other process improvements.
Engineering advances related to both coal and biomass
gasification, and the use of solar and wind energy, are helping change the face of power
generation, by enabling commercial-scale electricity production that has significantly
reduced fossil fuel use and environmental impact.