Industrial Scale Biodiesel Plant - UK

Moulson were approached by a group who were going to construct a production scale biodiesel plant in South Wales.

A new building was already being designed and preliminary work on the process required had been done.

The group wanted to use a basic batch reaction process using second-hand equipment where possible, but wanted to recover as much of the methanol etc as possible.

Moulson provided consultancy and engineering design services. This included assistance in the design of the process equipment and process route, specification and sizing of equipment and liaison with suppliers, plant layout and piping design, and hazardous area classification calculations.

Moulson also designed and engineered a methanol recovery process (to recover methanol from raw biodiesel and also from the glycerol by-product) and also a continuous biodiesel washing system.