BDI's RepCAT technology puts an end to mad cow disease
RepCAT, a new process by BDI-BioEnergy International, Austrian plant manufacturer and technology provider, has been approved
- BDI’s RepCAT technology approved for safe disposal of high-risk fat material.
- World’s first biodiesel production process to use a recyclable catalyst.
- Using this technology, 3 plants are currently being built.
Already for decades, BDI-BioEnergy International has been committed to the development of innovative technologies. The company has been able to create technological milestones, above all, in biodiesel production from residual and waste materials. For example, the company built the world’s first plants using waste cooking oils, animal waste fats or grease trap fats to produce biodiesel.
The RepCAT process is based on a patented sustainable technology using a recyclable catalyst in biodiesel production. This important process step increases product quality while reducing the consumption of operating materials.
After several years of effort, another milestone has been created. BDI’s research team has succeeded in convincing the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) that the RepCAT process is suitable for the recycling of high-risk fat materials. Thus, the RepCAT process can be used to safely produce high-quality biodiesel from highly contaminated animal fats that pose a risk to the environment. This positive assessment was based on joint trials with the renowned University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (headed by Prof. Glatzel) which led to a recognized technical publication.
Currently, BDI is building 3 large-scale industrial BioDiesel plants in the USA and Europe by means of the RepCAT technology.
“This success reflects our constant efforts to not only provide the best technical solution for our customers, but also to positively influence the economic framework of biodiesel production so that our customers can generate a market advantage over their competitors,” BDI’s CEO, Markus Dielacher explains.
About BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH
BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH is the market and technology leader in the construction of customized BioDiesel plants based on multi-feedstock processes developed and patented in-house. Thanks to BDI technologies, BioDiesel can highly efficiently be produced from raw materials such as vegetable oils, used cooking oils and animal fats. BDI also specializes in the development of technologies for the industrial refinement of by-products and waste products while optimally conserving resources. The company has an extensive patent portfolio resulting from its own research and development. True to the motto develop.design.build, BDI supports its customers along the entire value chain. The service spectrum ranges from contract research and process development to authority, basic and detailed engineering, design and commissioning to after-sales service. BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH currently employs around 100 peopl