World Energy installs Hydro Dynamics' SPR BD 50 in Ga. plant
Hydro Dynamics Inc. announced that World Energy, through its WMG Services LLC business unit, has installed a ShockWave Power Reactor (SPR) BD 50 at its Rome, Ga., facility. The new SPR BD 50, which has the capacity to process 50 MMgy, in combination with other expansions will allow World Energy’s Rome, Ga., plant to increase production while maintaining high-quality fuel.
“Harnessing the power of cavitation, the ShockWave Power Biodiesel Reactor drives the transesterification reaction to completion in seconds,” stated Hydro Dynamics. “In true continuous or batch systems, the SPR gives biodiesel producers greater feedstock flexibility and the power to achieve consistently superior quality. The SPR can improve processes to reduce monoglycerides and reduce catalyst utilization.”
First commercialized for use in biodiesel applications at World Energy’s US Biofuels production facility in Rome, Ga., in 2005, the ShockWave Power technology, according to Hydro Dynamics, is now in widespread use throughout the biodiesel industry with more than 500 million gallons of annual reactor capacity now sold.