The Hiller DecaOil centrifuge is increasingly used in the production of biodiesel.

The traditional source of material for biodiesel production has been fresh vegetable oil extracted from plant seeds. However, edible fats, oils and animal fats are now also used. In Northern Europe mainly rapeseed oil is processed.

The use of alternative fuels is becoming increasingly popular. This is partly due to rising crude oil prices, the development of technologies allowing the generation of new fuels from renewable raw material sources, and global climate protection policies. The production of biofuels involves the use of centrifuges at several stages of the manufacturing process for these fuels.

Typical areas for centrifuges within biodiesel include:

  • Clarification of new and used oils as raw materials for the production of biodiesel
  • Separation of glycerine, fatty acids and salts during the glycerine treatment process
  • Separation of methanol and washed salts from glycerine treatment
  • Yeast separation during the production of bio ethanol
  • Dewatering of fermentation mash after the distillation process
  • Dewatering of fermented substrates from biogas production
  • Solids removal from screw press filtrates during the pressing of seeds

Our high-performance decanting centrifuges achieve optimal process results with the highest possible level of reliability.

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