Biodys CBE (consecutive bed esterification ) adds value to existing biodiesel processors and plants by converting free fatty acids into biodiesel instead of soapstock as is the case with most existing biodiesel plants. CBE offers a higher yield, less consumption of base catalyst, a cleaner glycerol byproduct, less consumption of water, resin or other cleaning agent during the purification phase.
Existing batch reactors either from Biodys or from third party equipment suppliers can easily be adapted with the Biodys CBE system. Equipment suppliers and biodiesel producers can now upgrade their traditional batch reactor design into a high FFA, multi-feedstock biodiesel production system. Customers using first generation batch reactors only need to add a few valves and pipes to to accommodate the CBE system.
The Forum and Exhibition Renewable and Alternative Energies in the Southern Cone – ERACS will be held at the Events Center of PUCRS (the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul), in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, from the 11th to 13th of May, 2011. ERACS is organized by the Brazilian-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce/Rio Grande do Sul (CCBP/RS), co-organized by several Chambers of Commerce, such as the German, Spanish and the British, to name a few. The event is also supported by the Board of the Portuguese Commerce Chambers in Brazil.
Rio Grande do Sul is well recognized in the area of renewable and alternative energy, with the primary example being the wind farm in Osorio – one of the most important wind farms in Brazil and Latin America. In addition, universities, research centres and technology parks across the entire state provide human resources with strong scientific and technological capacity. These factors enable the state to attract both national and international investments, and to provide a favorable context for technological development and research focused on renewable energies.
With oil prices increasing, interest in biodiesel installations is growing every day. And with advanced technologies made available now, price and choice of feedstock is less critical than it used to be. The overall production costs of biodiesel have decreased dramatically over the past years thanks to the development of low cost, continuous biodiesel installations. At the same time, consumables required for th eproduciton of biodiesel have become more common and their application has been optimized. Biodiesel is back…are you? Check the big box on the right and sign up for our newsletter to get the latest developments in you mailbox.
Starting September 2010, to meet increasing demand from our business partners, Biodys will source, buy and sell all kinds of biodiesel related substances: vegetable oil (jatropha, palm, rapeseed, soy), glycerol, methanol and biodiesel in large quantities worldwide.
Additionally we continue to sell supporting chemicals for the biodiesel industry: ion exchange resins for biodiesel purification and esterification, activated magnesium-silicate (Magnidon), sodiummethylate and others.
Biodys has designed a microplant for esterification applications to determine optimal conditions for cation based resin esterification for high FFA oils at production size capacities. The microplant offers the customer the possibility to test a variety of resins for performance at production rates, but with only a minor use of feedstock and resin.
Biodiesel entrepreneurs who consider esterification as an option to deal with high FFA feedstock can now gather data from the microplant to accurately calculate the size and number of the required esterification vessels for full production and thus choosing for the most economical solution.
Design and application support for the pilot system is available at EUR 750,00 ex VAT after NDA and PO have been signed. For more information please contact us via e-mail.