What makes us a leader?

Posted on September 18th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on What makes us a leader?

Let’s put some substance beneath our claim to be the world’s leading manufacturer of biodiesel production equipment. These are amongst the advances our technology and methods bring to the
biodiesel industry.

Biodiesel production requires the separation of glycerine which has traditionally been done by energy and cost intensive equipment such as settling tanks and centrifuges. We patented our unique glycerine separator technology, GSX, to replace these cumbersome options. With no moving parts, energy consumption is significantly lower, as are operating expenses and capital costs. We don’t know of anyone else doing this. Process efficiency is most important in biodiesel production as continuous processes must operate for more than 90% of the available time to maximise profitability. In addition, reducing variability introduced by complex process steps like centrifuging is critical to producing consistently high quality fuel. Reducing operating costs and minimising downtime leads to very efficient production.

To recover methanol from the biodiesel after purification, we have developed a unique flash drum technology to replace traditional distillation tower technology which can be expensive to buy and operate. Linked to our control system, our flash drum technology is a more reliable process with lower operating costs.

Our entire production process minimises waste to a relatively small amount of spent resin that is suitable for normal solid waste disposal or incineration.

The environmental impact of our products is very low as there is no release of greenhouse gas and our plant is designed to create a small footprint.

Our product range is enhanced by waterless purification which requires minimum resource input and provides consistent results. In many locations water consumption is not acceptable and the contaminated discharge is a further problem for the owner to manage. Currently we have a number of projects running in remote locations in Africa and Latin America where water is a scarce and valuable resource and is expensive to handle because significant energy is required to dry biodiesel after washing. Our waterless purification technology has few moving parts, offers chemical precision, reduces operating costs and reliably automates processing.