A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO FOSSIL FUELS
Second-generation advanced biodiesel is obtained from different by-products derived from refining processes and the treatment of vegetable oils, whether from olive, soybean, sunflower, rapeseed… That is why it has become the most promising ecological alternative to fossil fuels.
Its use offers many advantages:
- Reduces CO2 emissions
- Biodiesel has greater lubricity than fossil diesel, so it extends the life of engines.
- It does not contain sulfur, so it does not emit it, which is responsible for acid rain.
- Its combustion generates fewer harmful elements.
- It is less irritating to human skin.
- Greater combustion which means the reduction of visible smoke at start-up by 30%.
- Biodiesel spills are less polluting and lethal to marine flora and fauna.
- Its degradation is faster than petrofuels.
- Its transport and storage is safer.
- By using used vegetable oils for their manufacture, the level of waste in landfills decreases considerably, while the life of the raw materials is lengthened and they join the circular economy.
The European Union has been supporting the use of biofuels for years with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, diversifying supply sources and developing alternatives to petroleum. By 2030, the goal is to achieve a minimum share of 28% of renewable energy in transport, implying that biofuels are vital in the mobility sector.
Oleofat works with a variety of oil by-products intended for the manufacture of second generation BIODIESEL:
- Raw material from oil refining processes: Refining pastes, degraded oils, deodorization fatty acids, etc.
- Distillation process tars
- Crude Glycerins.
- Expired oily foods: Mayonnaise and Sauces.
- Sewage sludge.
- Tank bottoms.
- Oleins and fatty acids.