Biodiesel

Green fuels from waste resources

Biodiesel can be produced from e.g. waste vegetable oil, used cooking oil, and animal fats. Biodiesel can be used in normal diesel vechicles, for elecricity generation and for heating and/or cooling, either 100% or blended with fossil fuel. Moreover, it can be treated for winter use the same way as fossil diesel.

We sell biodiesel made solely from waste cooking oils produced at our biorefinery in Laukaa, Central Finland.

Our Biorefinery in Central Finland

Laukaa Biorefinery is located in Leppävesi, a village in the municipality of Laukaa, 16 km from the center of Jyväskylä.

The Biorefinery in Laukaa produces biodiesel and biofuel from waste oils and greases for transport and heating purposes.

Laukaa’s Biorefinery is based on a new, very environmentally friendly, biodiesel production method. The conventional biodiesel technologies consume a lot of water, typically 3-4 m³ per m³ biodiesel produced, whereas our production process does not consume any clean water. Also the consumption of chemicals in our biodiesel process is much lower than in mainstream biodiesel processes.

In addition, our Biorefinery can process a wider range of raw materials compared to convential biodiesel processes. Majority of currently available biodiesel technologies can only handle relatively high-quality oily and greasy feedstocks and they don’t allow for any water to be mixed with the feedstocks. Hence, they have a very limited range of possible raw materials. Our production process can also be used to treat oily and greasy raw materials with lower quality than in traditional biodiesel processes, allowing for much wider range of possible raw materials, including biobased waste oils and greases from food industry, restaurants and municipalities, oily fraction separated from food waste, also waste oils and greases mixed with water, e.g. oily/greasy waste from grease traps and wastewaters.

The system has high capacity and it is easy to scale to meet the growing demand. Our Biorefinery supplier is BioGTS Ltd.

The BioGTS® Biodiesel technology is based on a cost-efficient modular reactor design, which is easy to install and use. The compact technology enables the equipment being installed within special-made shipping containers, which makes it easy and affordable to transport even over long distances.

Biodiesel as a fuel

Biodiesel is a renewable and sustainable fuel with 80% greenhouse gas emissions and 50% lower particle emissions than with conventional vehicle fuels.

Biofuels can be produced from bio-based cooking oils and greases from the food industry, restaurants and households, waste from grease traps, greases from animal and fish production, and oily fraction separated from food waste.

In the process high quality biodiesel fuel is produced, which fulfills the international biodiesel fuel quality standards (GB/T 20828-2014, GB/T 25199-2014, EN14214, ASTM D6751), and can be used in any diesel engine as such or blended with fossil diesel fuel, without any modifications to the engine. Biodiesel has the same energy content and properties as fossil diesel fuel.

Biodiesel is a very clean renewable fuel with

  • 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions,
  • 70% lower hydrocarbon emissions, and
  • 50% lower particle emissions than fossil diesel fuel.

Use of biodiesel offers an easy and cost-effective way to reduce the carbon footprint.

Advantages:

  • High quality biodiesel fuel, which fulfills the international biodiesel fuel quality standards
  • Can be used in any diesel engines without any problems
  • Suitable for winter conditions
  • The production process requires no water
  • Very low consumption of chemicals in the production process
  • Wide raw material base, also oils and greases mixed with water, e.g. oily/greasy waste from grease traps, which traditional esterification technology does not allow to use
  • Easy to scale to meet the demand

As a by-product to biodiesel production, glycerol is generated, and it is sold e.g. as raw material to chemical industry.

We are in the process of applying for the relevant sustainability standards, and the accreditation will be completed in Q1/2015.

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