Alfa Laval, active in heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling, and Bisviridi, a new company part of the BioteCH4 group, an anaerobic digestion (AD) operator in the United Kingdom, are collaborating to elevate the sustainability potential of organic and food waste recycling.
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 process, developed and patented by Bisviridi, produces Bio Crude, an eco-friendly alternative to oil-based fuels.
Notably, Bio Crude can be refined into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), aligning with the aviation industry’s decarbonization goals and entering an emerging market.
The Alfa Laval Prodec Oil Plus decanter, a key component in the Bisviridi process, seamlessly integrates into any AD facility, offering numerous benefits. Prior to methanogenesis, the decanter efficiently extracts oil from organic waste, removing oils, fats, and grease content. This allows the remaining components to be reintroduced into the AD system, with minimal impact on biogas production. The resulting bio crude boasts impressive purity levels of up to 99.5%, making it an ideal feedstock for refineries to produce biofuel for the SAF market.
Through a recent collaborative effort with BioteCH4, the AD plant can achieve a production capacity of up to, but not limited to 300 litres of oil per hour, all while seamlessly increasing and diversifying the AD operator’s revenue stream. The Prodec Oil Plus decanter’s design ensures easy operation and maintenance, resulting in minimal payback time and total cost of ownership. It is available as a standalone component or as a plug-and-play skid, allowing for effortless integration into existing AD plants and processes.