Ceimici Novel is focused on complete end to end solutions in the chemical processing of Biodiesel. The solutions deliver maximum attainable yield and purity of Biodiesel and its co-product Glycerol. The technology delivers flexibility in manufacture from batch processing on through to continuous production. Smart Catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst. The company is committed to developing downstream added value products from Glycerol and the conversion of Biodiesel feedstock into Biokerosene and Biogasoline.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Energy - Bioenergy
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
Ceimici Novel Limited, a technology company that develops chemical and engineering solutions for industrial transesterification processes.
The company has established a propriety patent position for Smart Catalyst involving the transesterification of lipids in the production of Biodiesel.
Ceimici Novel is focusing on 4 distinct Reseach & Development modules
Algae oil production
The company is engaged in novel research aimed at delivering Lipids supply using Bioreactors. The company's focus is the elimination of the light source in the cultivation of Algae and the use of novel engineering techniques in the harvesting of the oil. SmartCatalyst reduces the necessity of obtaining oil with low water content greatly reducing the cost of production.
With the eventual success of Biodiesel very large volumes of Glycerol will become available on the market. The current Oleochemical business produces sufficient Glycerol for the world needs today. Smart catalyst has today lifted the value of Glycerol positioning it as significant profit centre for the Biodiesel producer.
Ceimici Novel will provide our customers with downstream on processing technology for high added value Glycerol derivatives using technology and process engineering commensurate with current Biodiesel production. This technology will deliver increased profitability to the facility and reduce the dependence on Biodiesel pricing for business sustainability.
This chemical development by Grubbs et al is one of the most significant chemical process developments in the past 50 years. The catalyst technology has wide ranging implications for the biodiesel industry. This technology opens up the possibilities of converting Biodiesel to Biokerosene and Biogasoline.
Ceimici Novel efforts in this regard are concentrated on using Camelina oil as the primary feedstock.
Transesterification of lipids to make Biodiesel is product 1 for the biorefinery. Its profitability is however intrinsically linked to Government policies and the price of crude oil and in both cases are extremely unpredictable. Until there is a major breakthrough in Algae oil cultivation then there will be no decoupling from both these business impediments.
However in the short term there is a viable solution that will help elevate the Stop Go characteristics that have been a singular characteristic of the Biodiesel industry to date. The very same transeterification technology that is used to make biodiesel can readily be applied in the manufacture of:
- Food additives
- Personal care products
By creating a balanced Transesterification profile of products and combining this with added value Glycerol derivatives a sustainable Biodiesel industry can be achieved. Such an industry portfolio will better withstand the vagrancies of the market and allow for planned development of the facility.