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Program objectives and activities
  1. Demonstration of small-scale biodiesel production using Waste Vegetable Oil
  1. Quality control
  1. Reaction Kinetics
  1. Tests on passenger vehicle using biodiesel blends
  1. Peak.shaving generations using Biodiesel
  1. Jatropha Curcas L. as an energy crop
  1. Perspectives of large-scale biodiesel production in Mexico
  1. Emissions

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Demonstration of small-scale biodiesel production using Waste Vegetable Oil

We have designed a pilot plant for the production of biodiesel from waste vegetable oil or similar residues. This plant has been working since 2003.

 

 

 

 

Biodiesel pilot plant (simplified scheme)

 

 

The plant is based on a stirred and electrically heated batch reactor with a maximum capacity of 180 liters and is equipped with a biodiesel/glycerin settling tank, a neutralization and washing tank, and a separating cone for the elimination of washing residues. A centrifue is used for reducing the amount of water and sediment below the permissible levels.

Learning cuve showing the effect of early glycerin extraction on conversion yield.

 

 

More information about Operational experience or Economics of small-scale production.