CMS Limited, a company located in San Juan, Trinidad & Tobago Republic, will produce 300,000 gal/year of biodiesel fuel from waste vegetable oil collected on the island.
The technology and equipment being used in the project, which is the first stage of a much bigger project, has been supplied by Abatec, S.A. from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Abatec reveals that its BD4-M40 module will be used in San Juan to process, in one single step, used oils with up to 7% acidity through “and innovative high temperature reaction”. The company says that the reaction yield is over 98%, and there is no washing needed.
Nonetheless, the complete plant supplied by Abatec does include a section for cleaning the collected used oil by means of a special centrifuge and settling tanks. Abatec explains that biodiesel production will be increased over the coming months by placing another M40 unit alongside the first.
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