The Sidestreams of Biodiesel Production

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By Piedmont Biofuels

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This workshop curriculum was prepared by Piedmont Biofuels for the National Center for Appropriate Technology, with funding and cooperation from the USDA Risk Management Agency. The curriculum explains composting, biodigestion, combustion, and other options for dealing with glycerine, wash water, excess methanol, and other sidestreams of small-scale biodiesel production.

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What Side streams
†††††Glycerin Soap
†††††Glycerol and Animal Feed
Vermiculture Composting
†††††Plant Vermiculture Composting
†††††Co-op Vermiculture Composting
Aerobic Decomposition (Composting)
†††††Aerobic Decomposition Small Scale Composting
†††††Medium Scale Composting Burlington Biodiesel Co-op
†††††Large scale/Industrial Composting
Biodigesters - Anaerobic Decomposition
Burning Glycerin
AUGI Research on Glycerin Combustion
AG Solutions Boiler
Wash Water
†††††Wash Water Constructed Wetlands
Excess Methanol
Methanol Recovery
Absorbents (e.g. Amberlite and Magnesol)
Bad Batches / Glop /WVO Sludge

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