Nanotechnology, Catalyst, Biodiesel, Sustainable, profitable
A new nanotechnological catalyst developed by NanoMetallis has provided a new process for the production of biodiesel with significant cost reduction in the biodiesel production chain because it uses crude soybean oil or other raw material. The new process results in lower energy expenditure, because it reduces processes in the conventional production model, maintaining quality higher or equal to that demanded by regulatory agencies. The new process is more sustainable resulting in the reduction of the water footprint by reducing the steps of washing and using chemicals and reducing the carbon footprint in the oil processing stages, since it does not require the phase of neutralization that is financially costly and involves the use of chemicals and water. New Technology increases production efficiency and will make biodiesel more competitive and profitable, simplifying production by increasing sustainability and profitability.