Economics of biodiesel production

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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

Economics of biodiesel production
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Author:Camilla Christiansen (Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Anne Skov Ladegaard (Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Mathias Nordblad (Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
John Woodley (Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000141
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000142

EU has determined that 10 % of all fuel used in 2020 should be replaced by a biofuel. That substitute could be biodiesel. This project deals with the possibility of replacing 10 % of the used fuel in Denmark by biodiesel. Furthermore a comparison of the economic evaluation of two different plants was done. The crucial difference between the plants was purchase of the catalyst, enzymatic or chemical, with a difference of 17.3 mil. kr. The residual from both plants is glycerol. A smaller plant was designed to produce arcrolein from glycerol. An economic evaluation of this plant was done.