Distillation


  • Distilled biodiesel can command a premium price in the marketplace because of its performance in cold weather
  • Adding equipment for heat economization adds capital cost, but saves a lot of money in operating expenses
  • Distillation helps to alleviate an existing biodiesel plant’s shortcomings if the problem is related to the transesterification reaction; a cost analysis should be performed to see if fixing/tweaking the biodiesel plant would make more economic sense


  • A high-vacuum process assures minimal time spent at high temperatures, lessening the chance for product degradation
  • Maximum use of heat economization
  • Distillation equipment can be designed for a range of feedstock and product specifications