Automation of raw materials handling for a biodiesel plant

The various raw materials – usually vegetable oils or animal fats, methanol and catalyzers – are delivered and stored in the raw materials handling area.

Larger biodiesel plants may be combined with an oil mill. The provision of these raw materials such as soya, sunflower or rape seeds is also handled in the raw materials handling area.

Siemens products and solutions for weighing and batching (SIWAREX) and instrumentation (SITRANS) are used in these initial process steps. The automation and drive technology functions support the complete logistics.