The possibility of producing energy without a net increase of carbon into the atmosphere has renewed international interest in the Biofuels Industry.  Extrel offers two Process Mass Spectrometers that are used to provide a variety of analyses that help scientists and engineers to develop the biofuel conversion processes accurately and efficiently. The MAX300-BIO™ Bioreactor Gas Analyzer and the MAX300-LG™ Laboratory Gas Analyzer provide flexibility, produces fast and accurate analysis and can withstand harsh process environments.

Alongside the process options for Biofuel analysis, Extrel offers a powerful research tool for the discovery of new Biofuel sources.  The VeraSpec MBx is the flagship instrument for the analysis of pyrolytic byproducts in the search for new biofuel sources.  The VeraSpec MBx has been the proven solution for pyrolytic byproduct analysis by customers such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC).

Energy / Biofuels Applications

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Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells are seen as a future alternative to fossil fuels. Many institutions are performing fuel cell research with a focus on commercializing the technology.

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Biofuel Source Analysis

Pyrolysis and Combustion of Biofuel Source Analysis requires very fast, stable chemical analysis of the combustion process or exhaust stream.



Ethanol is produced in several ways from biomass or other organic sources and needs fast and accurate gas analysis for optimal fermentation control.

Gasification Syngas

Gasification & Syngas

In today’s ever-increasing search for inexpensive alternative fuel sources, Gasification is a technology that is steadily gaining popularity. 

Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen Production plants around the world require accurate heating value analysis for product quality control, and to maximize revenue.


Renewables & Natural Gas

Natural gas plants need analyzers to provide fast and accurate composition analysis to tightly control processes.

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