Case Studies


Dowhill Farm has a biodiesel production unit with capacity of 8,000 litres of biodiesel per batch. It produces biodiesel from waste cooking oil and vegetable oil, mainly palm oil.

Biodiesel is sold as B50 and it is burned in two diesel generators which provide electricity to the farm. These generators, 150 KVA each, operate with pure biodiesel (B100). The output varies depending on the demand.

The production is limited by the low demand for biodiesel. Even with competitive prices, diesel consumers hesitate to change to biodiesel due to lack of information and because manufacturers do not guarantee their engines for biodiesel use.

Crude glycerine derived from biodiesel production is currently stored, since there is no purification unit in the facilities in the farm.

Case Study #1

Heat Recovery System


Case Study #2



University of Strathclyde