A modern refinery
rapeseed and soybean oil and second generation methyl esters
The factory is composed of the following plants: pumping, extraction, esterification, decantation and degumming, and weighing, as well as a complex of dry storage buildings for seeds, and storage tanks and silos for such products as oils, glycerine and esters.
The entire facility has been designed to ensure the only side effect generated in the manufacturing process is heat which is used for the benefit of the local community in Borek Wielkopolski. There is also a plan to build a glycerine purification line for the purposes of the pharmaceutical industry, and a photovoltaic farm to supply the refinery with green energy.
FACTORY IN NUMBERS
GREEN ALTERNATIVE FOR TRADITIONAL FUELS
Economic growth results in continuously increasing demand for energy. Fossil fuels, used as the main source of energy until present, are non-renewable resources, and their use is followed by a number of hazards, mostly related to pollution and degradation of natural environment. One of the alternatives for coal, oil and gas is biomass, that is, an organic matter originating from plants or animals. Some research suggests that if biofuels replaced traditional fuels, worldwide greenhouse gas emissions would drop by 30%.
ADVANTAGES OF RAPESEED OIL AND SOYBEAN OIL
zero emission balance for carbon dioxide released during combustion;
biodegradation that is fast and safe for natural environment;
easier storage procedures than for wind or solar energy, for example;
purchasing large volumes of rapeseed for refinery purposes supports Polish agriculture and local communities.