Biodiesel and Glycerin Demethylation, Methanol Recovery, and Soap Casting
Springboard Biodiesel continues to develop and manufacture innovative equipment for "small-scale" biodiesel producers. Above is the latest version of the glycerin and biodiesel demethylation group, aka The GL95/MC12/BD380.This equipment will enable an operator to safely recover nearly all of the excess methanol in the glycerin by-product and cast soap out of the remaining material. It will also drop the methanol content in dry-washed biodiesel well-below the range of what is required to legally sell your biodiesel (ASTM specifications for methanol content).This trio is universal and will work with any biodiesel processing equipment (we recommend the BioPro™ and SpringPro™).
- The MC12 (center) is a shared demethylating condenser that safely converts the methanol vapors coming from both machines into liquid methanol that is approximately 97 to 98% pure. The remaining percentage is water. All three machines are controlled from a touch screen pad on the MC12. An automated program leads an operator through every step of the process.
- The GL95 (left) is dedicated to separating and safely recovering nearly all of the methanol from the glycerin by-product. Once that step is accomplished, it then casts large blocks of quickly cooling soap, which are wheeled out from under the machine in soap carts. The GL95 is a batch processing device and will handle 25 gallons at a time in as little as 8 hours.
- The BD380 (right) is dedicated to separating methanol from biodiesel. This is a continuous flow device and will automatically shut off as soon as the source of biodiesel runs out. Biodiesel can be drawn into the machine from any container or from any drywash system (we recommend the SpringPro™ T76).