Biodiesel Project Information

Biodiesel is extracted from animal fats,plant oil, and widely used for trucks, tractors, ships, etc. It refers to use oil crops, such as soybean, rapeseed, cotton, palm, wild oil plant and engineering micro algae and other aquatic plant oils and animal fats, food waste oil as raw oil material, through ester exchange process , producing … Read More

Transportation and Storage of Biodiesel

Introduction Biodiesel that leaves the production plant in good condition can become unacceptable during distribution without proper care and attention. Biodiesel can degrade due to oxidation, contact with water, and/or microbial activity. In general, biodiesel will degrade more quickly than petro-diesel. In one sense, this is a good thing: a biodiesel spill will biodegrade quickly … Read More

New Uses for Crude Glycerin from Biodiesel Production

New Uses for Crude Glycerin from Biodiesel Production

Introduction Glycerol (also known as glycerin) is a major byproduct in the biodiesel manufacturing process. In general, for every 100 pounds of biodiesel produced, approximately 10 pounds of crude glycerol are created. As the biodiesel industry is rapidly expanding, a glut of crude glycerol is being created. Because this glycerol is expensive to purify for … Read More

Waste Management in Biodiesel Production

Waste Management in Biodiesel Production

Introduction Biodiesel production does not result in a lot of waste. However, depending on the process and feedstocks use, it can produce some wastewater, minerals, resins, solids strained out of used oil and glycerin. Often, waste is not an issue for large producers because they can invest in the equipment needed to recycle and reuse … Read More

Commercial and Large Scale Biodiesel Production Systems

Introduction Commercial-scale biodiesel producers have many constraints beyond those which small producers need to meet. Commercial producers must satisfy the expectations of owners and/or stockholders for profitability. They must make optimal use of capital and other resources. They also have to include the cost of labor because it comes from paid employees. Small-scale producers will … Read More