Biodiesel production pilot plant


Biodiesel is a liquid fuel obtained by transesterification from renewable raw materials such as, for instance, vegetable oils or animal fats. If compared to fossil fuels, this type of fuel offers a lot of advantages:

  • Very low content of sulphur (< 0.001%) that provokes the phenomenon of acid rains
  • Reduction of dust emissions down to 50%
  • Absence of benzene and of other carcinogenic components
  • As it has a high flash point, it is not classified as dangerous material, consequently it can be handled easily and safely
  • High biodegradation (in case of dispersion it does not pollute)
  • High lubricating power (it reduces the wear of engines)
  • It develops a closed loop of CO2 (the quantity of CO2 released by its combustion is equal to that absorbed by plants from the air during their growing process).
Training program

This unit enables to deepen the following issues:

  • Transesterification of a vegetable oil
  • Separation of glycerine
  • Washing of biodiesel
  • Restoring methanol

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