BHR Biofuels Ltd

BHR Biofuels Ltd

Esterifier Reactors


Want to use a High Free Fatty Acid (FFA) feedstock but don�t want a 5 hour boiling stage? Process Intensification can be applied to the acid esterification reaction as well, and BHR Biofuels Ltd have designed a pressurised continuous reactor system to achieve the reduction of FFA from 20% down to less than 2% in a remarkable 5 minutes reaction time. This reduces soap formation, reduces catalyst use and the methanol can be recycled for optimimum efficiency.

Our team has a broad knowledge of Chemical Process engineering and particularly the discipline of Process Intensification. This allows us to very quickly assess a current process and advise on the best way to make a step change to the performance of a system. And not just for biofuels - Members of our team have worked in the Chemical and Process industries designing systems for Specialty chemical and Pharmaceutical clients.

Process Intensification is a Design Process that matches the measured parameters of the chemistry to the physical performance of the system - Using our knowledge of system performance to match:

  • Reaction time = Residence Time
  • Mixing rate = Mass transfer rate
  • Heat of reaction = Heat transfer
  • Kinetics = Heat transfer rate
  • Reaction profile = Flow Regime

All through this process we ensure the cost of a system is sustainable by the earnings of a process to increase profitability.

We can provide advice and expertise in many aspects of biodiesel production, but especially in the following areas:
IPPC licence application and operation - including information required and emission assessment.
ATEX compliance and safety overview of plant - Interpretation of the legislation to make sure you comply.
HAZOP studies and evaluation of process risk and safety.
Design improvement and process optimisation. An expert overview of what might be possible and potential for production upgrades.
Contact us to find out more about the services we offer and what knowledge we can bring to your Biodiesel production.

Ancillary equipment skids
Full system designs are available to enable complete integration with existing plant. BHR Biofuels Ltd also supply ancillary equipment for:

  • Settling tanks
  • Product storage
  • Filtration skids
  • Methanol recovery systems
  • Flash evaporation tanks
  • Centrifuge systems

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