IncBio delivers 36 MMgy biodiesel reactor for South America

By Ron Kotrba | June 16, 2014

Incbio announced delivery of a 120,000 ton per year (36 MMgy) ultrasonic biodiesel reactor to be installed in South America. The unit will be used in an existing plant originally supplied by one of the largest biodiesel plant manufacturers in the world. The company says the addition of its unit will increase the efficiency while lowering operation costs of the plant.

“By updating the existing technology, our client is bringing its plant back to profitability, something with which most outdated plants are currently struggling with,” said José Marques, IncBio’s CEO. “Ultrasonic reactors not only speed up the conversion by causing a reaction in seconds vs. the typical hours of agitation or recirculation, but because they also require lower amounts of methanol and catalyst, ultrasonic biodiesel reactors exponentially improve the financials of existing plants. By reducing reaction time, and methanol consumption, we greatly reduce energy consumption—mostly reducing the volume of methanol to be distilled. We are seeing the interest in our technology growing by the day and this is not surprising, since existing plants are struggling to turn a profit, mostly because they are using 20th century technology, at a time when we’re already well into the 21st century and the technology has moved on substantially. The reactors end up paying for themselves very quickly, with the typical payback time being measured in months, not years.”


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