Incbio secures order for 2.4 MMgy biodiesel plant in Kuala Lumpur

By Ron Kotrba | February 28, 2013

Portugal-based Incbio signed a contract with Biofuel Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Energy Group Ltd., a public company whose shares are listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd., to supply an 8,000 metric ton per year (approximately 2.4 MMgy) biodiesel plant for installation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The processing plant will employ Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors and solid catalyst acid esterification technology to produce biodiesel from brown grease with up to 100 percent free fatty acids collected from municipal wastewater treatment plants, local councils and waste grease collectors in Malaysia.

Incbio and Green Energy Group expect the plant to be completed this summer.

“We have worked closely with Green Energy Group in the technology selection and are extremely happy to have been given the opportunity to assist them in their expansion plans, which will see the company becoming one of the leading biodiesel players in the Asian market over the next couple of years,” said José Marques, Incbio’s CEO. “This order is further proof that by ensuring complete flexibility of feedstock, our company is bringing the biodiesel industry what it desperately needs—by using our heterogeneous catalyst-based multifeedstock technology, industrial units are able to convert a wide range of raw materials into high-quality biodiesel, exceeding the strict standards of EN14214 and ASTM D6751.”

According to Incbio, as long as the appropriate feedstock pretreatment is used, the plant will run from one to three years without having to replace the catalyst.

“After months of research into solid catalyst esterification technologies carried out by our in-house engineers, Incbio proved instrumental in helping bring our project to fruition,” said Jerry Yip, Green Energy Group’s chairman. “Over the coming years we will be installing several of these plants in Asia and our main target is ensuring our plants work seamlessly and efficiently, producing second-generation biodiesel in accordance with the highest international standards.”


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