Incbio to supply biodiesel plant to South American client
Porto, Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider Incbio announced it has secured an agreement to supply a 55,000 ton per year (16.5 MMgy) biodiesel plant for an undisclosed South American client.
The plant will incorporate Incbio’s ultrasonic technology to produce biodiesel from locally produced palm oil, along with ion exchange resin towers for purification. Incbio expects the plant to be complete by December 2014.
“Incbio has been leading the technological curve in the biodiesel market,” said José Marques, CEO of Incbio. “And by using ultrasonic technology we can maximize the plant’s profitability, as the methanol and catalyst dosage is significantly reduced compared to traditional technologies, whilst producing the highest quality biodiesel with yields that set a benchmark in the industry.”
Marques said Incbio’s multifeedstock technology can convert a wide range of raw materials into biodiesel—including crude vegetable oils to waste materials and byproducts such as used cooking oil, animal fats, distilled free fatty acids, palm fatty acid distillate and trap grease—exceeding the strict standards of EN14214 and ASTM D6751. “Our process can handle up to 100 percent FFA,” Marques said.
Incbio can also supply biodiesel distillation and glycerin purification modules.