Alfa Laval and Bisviridi collaborate on biofuel production from food waste
The partnership integrates Alfa Laval's state-of-the-art Prodec Oil Plus decanter, designed for efficient oil separation, with anaerobic digestion to convert oil and fats waste into biofuel.
This ground-breaking process, developed and patented by Bisviridi, produces Bio Crude, an eco-friendly alternative to oil-based fuels.
Bio Crude can be refined into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) - aligning with the aviation industry's decarbonisation goals and entering an emerging market.
Lee Dobinson, chief commercial officer of Bisviridi, said: “The fluctuation in oil prices over the last few years and the need for large biodiesel companies to find new sources of sustainable waste-oil streams has led us to develop a way of harnessing this waste material and diversify the output of the BioteCH4 business, increasing its revenues and sustainability.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Alfa Laval, merging our AD expertise with their successful history in separation technology to further refine this process and potentially achieve large-scale production worldwide."
Carl Rehncrona, business unit president at Alfa Laval, added: "Alfa Laval's comprehensive product knowledge and global service presence will fully support the entire lifecycle of the decanter skid. Together with Bisviridi, we are setting a new standard in AD, and we firmly believe that we can make a significant positive impact on the industry by transforming food waste and creating a more sustainable and resilient future."
The Alfa Laval Prodec Oil Plus decanter, a key component in the Bisviridi process, seamlessly integrates into any AD facility, offering numerous benefits.