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LANXESS biodiesel stabilizer successfully tested

Baynox Solution 50% awarded no-harm certification by AGQM


LANXESS has been awarded "no-harm certification" from Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) for its new biodiesel stabilizer Baynox Solution 50%. Working closely with oil corporations in Germany, AGQM (a German consortium for biodiesel quality management) investigated the ...


Evogene's Subsidiary, Evofuel, and T6 Industrial to Collaborate on Biodiesel Feedstock Production in Argentina

Collaboration represents expansion of Evofuel’s Latin American operations, currently focused on Brazil


Evogene Ltd. and T6 Industrial S.A., a biodiesel producer in Argentina, announced that Evofuel Ltd., Evogene's wholly owned subsidiary, and T6 Industrial, entered a collaboration for development of castor bean seeds as a sustainable and cost competitive feedstock for biodiesel production. Under ...


BASF inaugurates its first sodium methylate plant in South America

Capacity of 60,000 metric tons


BASF officially inaugurated its new world-scale production plant for sodium methylate in Guaratinguetá, Brazil, its largest site in South America. The plant has a capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year and is supplying the regional market. Production started at the end of 2011 and the plant has ...


Algae for your fuel tank

New process for producing biodiesel from microalgae oil


The available amount of fossil fuels is limited and their combustion in vehicle motors increases atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. The generation of fuels from biomass as an alternative is on the rise. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Johannes A. Lercher and his team at the Technische ...


Evonik builds new catalyst plant for biodiesel production in Argentina

Construction to be completed by late 2012


Evonik Industries is building a new plant for manufacturing catalysts for biodiesel production in Argentina. In an official ceremony held on September 15, 2011, and in the presence of industry representatives and politicians, Evonik Executive Board member Dr. Dahai Yu placed the foundation stone. ...


Evonik plans to build a new plant for catalysts for biodiesel in Argentina


Evonik Industries is planning to build a new facility to produce catalysts for the manufacture of biodiesel in Argentina. Basic engineering for this plant, which will have capacity of over 60,000 metric tons p.a., has now been completed and construction work is expected to start in July 2011. ...


From coffee to biodiesel


Researchers investigating the potential of renewable spent coffee grounds as a feedstock for biodiesel production discovered that they could couple the extraction and transesterification of spent coffee grounds oil into a single step. They used supercritical methanol, either pure or with carbon ...


BASF intends to build a second plant for sodium methylate in South America

Argentina designated as location for the new plant


BASF intends to build an additional production plant for sodium methylate in South America. Argentina is the planned location for the second plant with an ...


Team of chemists produces biodiesel at their university, using used cooking oil as a basis


The cafeterias at the Catering School on the Leioa campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) use litres upon litres of oil for cooking, given that many students, research workers, lecturers and ancillary staff eat there. Currently a truck takes away all the waste. However, a number ...


KSB equips bio diesel plant in Sweden


The end of May 2010 saw the start-up of a plant in Piteå, northern Sweden, which uses wood to produce engine fuel. The plant utilises a new process developed by a Swedish company to make diesel from so-called tall oil. Large quantities of this oil are obtained as a by-product in the industrial ...


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