BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH

BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH is the technology and market leader for the planning and construction of customized biodiesel production plants.
The company's patented multi-feedstock process enables highly efficient production of biodiesel from a wide range of feedstocks, including fresh vegetable oils and waste oils and fats from industry and commerce. Based on know-how and many years of experience in the field of wet-chemical process engineering, the company has specialized in the development of resource-efficient industrial recycling technologies. BDI holds a large portfolio of patents resulting from its own research and development. True to the motto "develop.design.build", the company guides its customers from the initial feasibility study through all phases of process and plant development, basic, detailed and authority engineering, construction, commissioning and ongoing customer service. The Styrian company acts as a missing link between the process idea and the turnkey production plant. As a reliable partner, BDI takes care of all the decisive project stages from research and development, raw material evaluation, project development, subsidy and financing management, official, basic and detailed engineering, construction and commissioning right through to after-sales support. The evaluation, scale up and implementation of customer projects in die field of "green technologies" are taken care of by the BDI division GTS (BDI GreenTech Solutions). The focus is on innovative and sustainable process solutions, whereby services in every stage of technology development are provided. Due to the in-house, state-of-the-art laboratory & technical center, experts in various fields at hand and a global network of suppliers and renowned university research partners, projects can be realized efficiently

BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH

Parkring 18
8074 Raaba-Grambach, Österreich
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Edgar Ahn
Chief Innovation Officer

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BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH

BDI’s customized biodiesel plants work with the multi-feedstock process developed in-house. This enables a wide variety of feedstock (waste oils and fats as well as fresh vegetable oils) to be converted into valuable biodiesel.

 

BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH

We optimize your existing biodiesel plant and bring it up to date. The implementation of our proprietary BDI RetroFit program in existing industrial plants increases raw material flexibility and simultaneously improves biodiesel quality.

 

BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH

BDI bioCRACK is a worldwide unique process for the production of biomass-to-liquid fuels. The patented process produces second-generation biofuel from solid biomass and an intermediate product of the petroleum refinery (so-called heavy ends).

 

 
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Parkring 18
8074 Raaba-Grambach, Österreich
Contact to your Solution
Edgar Ahn
Chief Innovation Officer
 
BDI BioDiesel plants
BDI’s customized biodiesel plants work with the multi-feedstock process developed in-house. This enables a wide variety of feedstock (waste oils and fats as well as fresh vegetable oils) to be converted into valuable biodiesel.

In contrast to conventional biodiesel processes, the use of BDI RepCAT technology allows us to avoid costly processing of by-products. In addition, the use of a recyclable catalyst significantly improves the quality of the products (BioDiesel and glycerin).

RepCAT
BDI has developed its RepCAT technology for processing raw materials with a high proportion of free fatty acids (FFA). This innovative process can transfer raw materials containing up to 99 percent FFA. The specially developed system allows the catalyst to be reused within the process, which significantly reduces operating costs. A further advantage compared to other industrial processes is the production of absolutely salt-free glycerin of distilled quality. The RepCAT process has been positively evaluated for the use of high-risk fats (definition according to EU Regulation No. 1069/2009) by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Technological competitive advantages
– Maximum raw material flexibility – no limits to FFA content in the raw material
– Technically maximum yield
– No waste of which to be disposed from the process, but instead reusable or saleable by-products
– Exceeding all applicable BioDiesel quality standards
– Many years of international experience in large-scale industrial implementation

   
Parkring 18
8074 Raaba-Grambach, Österreich
Contact to your Solution
Edgar Ahn
Chief Innovation Officer
 
BDI RetroFit - existing BioDiesel plants
We optimize your existing biodiesel plant and bring it up to date. The implementation of our proprietary BDI RetroFit program in existing industrial plants increases raw material flexibility and simultaneously improves biodiesel quality.

RetroFit applications
Due to rising prices for fully refined vegetable oils and simultaneously decreasing quality of low-cost residues and waste fat materials, the use of highly flexible technologies is necessary. In addition, there is the environmental political will to make energy supply more independent, to process waste and residual materials into clean energy and to become sustainably “greener”.

Thanks to the implementation of new process steps or an adaptation in the use of operating resources, optimization of original systems can be achieved. Improved raw material pre-processing and adaptation of distillation technology result in a higher output of high-quality BioDiesel.

With BDI’s high-FFA process, raw materials with up to 99 percent free fatty acid content can be used. This results in advantages for the plant operator such as the use of new raw material sources, reduction of total raw material costs and reduced consumption of operating materials. The by-product glycerin can also be processed into a high-quality product.

RetroFit technology
Every biodiesel plant is unique. Simple standard solutions to improve individual parameters such as yield, product quality or raw material flexibility are therefore ineffective.

In order to achieve an optimal result, it is necessary to develop an individual overall concept for each plant and to implement optimal technical solutions. The result is a sustained improvement in plant performance.

Our one-stop-shop includes all necessary steps for successful plant optimization:

1. Status evaluation
2. Pre-engineering
3. Offer preparation
4. Authorization procedure
5. Engineering and delivery
6. Implementation
7. Commissioning
8. After-sales services

Additional RetroFit services

– Training of plant operators
– Production support
– Analytical support
– Safety evaluation

   
Parkring 18
8074 Raaba-Grambach, Österreich
Contact to your Solution
Edgar Ahn
Chief Innovation Officer
 
BDI bioCRACK - biomass-to-liquid fuels
BDI bioCRACK is a worldwide unique process for the production of biomass-to-liquid fuels. The patented process produces second-generation biofuel from solid biomass and an intermediate product of the petroleum refinery (so-called heavy ends).

bioCRACK technology

In the patented bioCRACK process, solid biomass (e.g. wood or straw) is converted into short-chain hydrocarbons by liquid-phase pyrolysis, using a hot carrier oil at temperatures up to 400°C and under atmospheric pressure. Due to the interaction between biomass and heat transfer oil, hydrocarbons with a high hydrogen saturation are produced, which originate both from the carrier oil itself and from the biomass.

This innovative approach only gains economic importance through a decisive technical detail: In the bioCRACK process, a low-cost intermediate product from the petroleum refinery (Vacuum Gas Oil – VGO) is used as heat carrier oil. Normally, VGO is converted only to a small extent into diesel fuel and increasingly into short-chain gasoline, which cannot be sold in this quantity in Europe and must therefore be exported.

The bioCRACK technology additionally achieves a significant advantage in increasing diesel production from VGO. We offer this unique, patented technology for petroleum refineries to generate second-generation biofuels.

Significant advantages:

– Realization with minimum technical effort and cost-effective operation
– High raw material flexibility and fast implementation
– Direct feed of the end product into the refinery
– Direct sales of the produced fuel via existing sales channels
– Greenhouse gas (GHG) savings of up to 85 percent according to a study by Joanneum Research (2015)
– Energy recovery or further processing into valuable by-products such as lean gas and pyrolysis products (pyrolysis oil, coal)

   
Parkring 18
8074 Raaba-Grambach, Österreich
Contact to your Solution
Edgar Ahn
Chief Innovation Officer
 
 

BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH

Decades of experience in R&D and plant construction as well as our own technical center offer the ideal conditions for developing and implementing new technologies from laboratory scale to turnkey industrial plants.

 

BDI GreenTech Process Solution
Decades of experience in R&D and plant construction as well as our own technical center offer the ideal conditions for developing and implementing new technologies from laboratory scale to turnkey industrial plants.
   
Parkring 18
8074 Raaba-Grambach, Österreich
Contact to your Solution
Edgar Ahn
Chief Innovation Officer