Shifting to S50 technology can help existing conventional biodiesel plants regain profitability both by lowering costs and increasing revenues:
.On the cost side, S50 is the only technology that incorporates glycerine into the molecular structure of the biofuel, thereby achieving 100% atom efficiency, which represents a 10 point advantage vs the 90% atom efficiency of conventional biodiesel.
.On the revenue side, S50 is likely to command a price premium vs conventional biodiesel due to its unique properties in addressing air quality and global warming concerns, as well as to being the only biofuel that can be produced at competitive cost that qualifies as “Class A – Advanced Biodiesel” according to EU regulations.
Although the S50 technology is based on novel chemistry, it is possible to retrofit a conventional biodiesel plant to S50 technology by applying a number of retrofits in some of the plant equipment, while leaving the rest of the plant equipment unchanged.
Inkemia Advanced BF Ltd is ready to partner with Biodiesel Manufacturers to study the implementation of customized solutions to retrofit existing plants to S50 technology in order to enable them to regain their profitability.