Feedstock flexibility – ultrasounds achieve the same great results with any feedstock, both high and low FFA feedstock can be used, including blends of different feedstock;
Low power consumption – with a total consumption of approximately 2kWh per 1,000 litres of Biodiesel produced, our reactors are unmatched for economy;
No moving parts – ultrasonic reactors have no moving parts, meaning that there is virtually no maintenance required, apart from regular cleaning operations;
Consistently High Yields and Quality – by creating micro bubbles, that contract and expand increasing the surface area where the reaction takes place instantaneously, molecular cavitation emulsifies the feedstock and reagents guaranteeing maximum yields and high quality Biodiesel at all times.
Biodiesel is better for the environment because it is made from renewable resources and has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel. It is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. Since it is made in the USA from renewable resources such as soybeans, its use decreases our dependence on foreign oil and contributes to our own economy. (US National Biodiesel Board, based on US Environmental Protection Agency studies)
The very front end of every large design project is critical to the long-term success or failure of the plant. While the business plan identifies the economic opportunity, the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) will establish the set of process operating conditions and equipment to achieve the level of reliability, efficiency, and safety required. This design phase sets the direction for the rest of the project. Because it is so critical to the future success or failure of the overall objectives, we feel our clients make the wise choice by purchasing proven licensed processes or selecting a firm like ours which specializes in process design engineering.
Capital Biodiesel has learned to put great emphasis on the development of the Design Basis at the initiation of the FEED. When the design basis is complete, we typically have the following information defined:
- Raw material specifications
- Plant capacity requirements
- Product specifications
- Critical plant operating parameters
- Available utilities specifications
- Individual unit operations performance requirements
- Process regulatory requirements
- All other operating goals and constraints desired by the plant owners/operators/engineers
Once the design basis is in place, and agreed upon by our client, our team of chemical process engineers goes to work to create, analyze, and refine the many aspects of the plant design. The end result is process documentation that describes the process from which future, more detailed, design work can be done.