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April 16, 2014, 03:11 PM
make methanol from crude glycerin
For adding value to the glycerol produced with the small SAVOIA modules, (from 400 to 6000 L/day of biodiesel) we are now offering affordable systems to produce methanol from those glycerol.

The proprietary hydrogenolisys reaction is made at low pressure with an H2 generator from water.

At present the only available model can process up to 1000 L/day of glycerol, giving around 35% methanol, 35% FFA, 30% glycols.

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I hope this technology will be useful to solve the glycerol disposal problem.

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July 28, 2014, 06:55 AM
This looks like the Oxford University process for low temperature and pressure hydrolysis of Glycerin to make methanol.

I wonder what the catalyst is? In oxford's blurb they stat that its a precious metal could it be platinum? Could one use a matrix from an old catalytic converter? Looks interesting pity SAVOIA's prices for the kit are so high, it makes it prohibitive for home producers, but would be a very nice solution to my Glycrol stock pile. Currently 1200 liters and growing. I'm currently working on the design of an atomizing burner to use it as a central heating fuel.

VW Passat 2.0 TDI with a BKP engine 86,000 miles on B100 and not going strong. Bio-diesel broke oil pump drive shaft! ..No oil pressure, dead turbo.
July 29, 2014, 01:26 AM
Cineman; You might look into making triacetin from your glycerine. I made a small amount.