Alfa Laval, Bisviridi partner to produce biofuels


Alfa Laval and Bisviridi have joined hands to produce biofuels suitable for refining into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from oil and fats waste.

“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,” said Lee Dobinson, CCO, Bisviridi.

The partnership integrates Alfa Laval’s Prodec Oil Plus decanter, designed for efficient oil separation, with anaerobic digestion (AD) to convert oil and fats waste into biofuel. This process, developed and patented by Bisviridi, produces Bio Crude, an eco-friendly alternative to oil-based fuels.

Bio Crude can be refined into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“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,” said Carl Rehncrona, Business Unit President, Alfa Laval.

Alfa Laval Prodec Oil Plus decanter, a key component in the Bisviridi process, 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.