Our biodiesel production process generates biodiesel and the by-products of biodiesel production, such as glycerine,a distillation residue of biodiesel production known as plant asphalt, erucic acid and erucic amide,which have numerous commercial applications.

Biodiesel is light yellow or brownish in color, and is sold in liquid form. Its primary use is as an energy source. The use of biodiesel provides better torque, horsepower and fuel economy as a result of its high combustibility. In addition, biodiesel, which emits relatively little exhaust smoke and are biodegradable, is more environmentally friendly than conventional diesel. Unlike conventional diesel, biodiesel utilizes renewable raw materials. Hence, in addition to creating a useful energy source, we also offer an environmentally sound solution to the otherwise harmful disposal of vegetable oil offal and used cooking oil.

Biodiesel is used in conjunction with conventional diesel, and is widely used in diesel engines. For a detailed discussion of the benefits of biodiesel, see “What’s Biodiesel

The chemical by-products generated from our biodiesel production process also have a number of commercial uses, such as:

  • Glycerine and refined glycerine:
    A colorless, odorless, nontoxic liquid with numerous uses, including use in foods and beverages, for example, as a pressvative, sweetener or softening agent, in pharmaceuticals, for example, as a lubricant, alcohol substitute or expectorant, as a paint dissolving solvent, and in personal care products, for example, in soap, shampoo and lotion. Refined glycerine has a higher level of purity than glycerine;

  • Plant asphalt:
    As fuel for boilers, casting plaster and a stain remover.

  • Erucic acid:
    A fatty acid that can be extracted from rapeseed and used in the production of lubricants and polyesters, for example, in skin and health care products, plastic photographic film manufacturing processes and as a transmission fluid additive.

  • Erucic amide:
    As anti-felt, anti-static agent for fabrics and a plastics lubricant.

  • Stearic acid:
    A fatty acid used in making plastics, soaps, cosmetics and candles.