2023-12-11 Product news

Alfa Laval and Bisviridi partner to revolutionize biofuel production from organic waste

Alfa Laval, the global leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling, and Bisviridi, a new company part of the BioteCH4 group, the leading 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 AD to convert oil and fats waste into biofuel. This groundbreaking 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.

Lee Dobinson, Chief Commercial Officer of Bisviridi, highlights the value of the partnership, stating, “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, emphasizes the commitment to success, stating, "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."

Recover every drop of value

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 remarkable 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 innovative 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.

This is Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling and is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets. Together, we are pioneering positive impact.

Alfa Laval has 20,300 employees. Annual sales in 2022 were SEK 52.1 billion (approx. EUR 4.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.


For further information, please contact:

Zay Aw

Global Marketing Communications Manager, Business Unit Decanters

Phone: +46 72 45 07 73 6

E-mail: zay.aw@alfalaval.com

Alfa Laval Bisviridi Partnership Key Visual

What is AD?

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is a sustainable process that recycles food waste into methane-rich biogas and biofertilizer. Incoming food waste is converted into a liquid porridge and fed to bacteria in the AD plant, producing biogas that can be used in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units for renewable electricity and heat or sent to the gas grid. The process includes pasteurization to remove pathogens, and the resulting biofertilizer is stored for use on farmland.

About Bisviridi

With decades of combined experience in the waste and anaerobic digestion industry, Bisviridi are perfectly placed to look at new opportunities for growth. The anaerobic digestion process already generates renewable energy from waste, but there is a potential to maximize this process.

Find out more: https://bisviridi.com/

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