Biosolutions for renewable diesel (HVO/HEFA) feedstocks

Meet HVO/HEFA specifications with better yields and lower waste

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Whether you run a crushing plant or a pretreatment process, Quara® LowP will help you meet HVO/HEFA quality specifications with maximum yield and minimum by-products. It is proven to provide process efficiencies across diverse vegetable oil feedstocks, including blends with animal fats and waste oils.

Renewable diesel (HVO) process for pretreatment plant and crushing and refining plant

Solutions for crushing and pretreatment plants:

Click below to learn how Quara® LowP can optimize your renewable diesel (HVO/HEFA) production.

Pretreatment plant

Crushing & refining plant

Crushing plants: don’t over-refine vegetable oils at the expense of lower yields

Vegetable oil refiners using chemical or physical degumming processes are unnecessarily removing valuable lipids suitable for renewable diesel production.

With Quara® LowP, you can avoid over-refining your vegetable oils. Target your degumming process to remove what matters—metals and phosphorous—enabling you to boost oil yield gains of up to 2%. Quara® LowP reduces your process losses, resulting in lower production of low-value by-products and improving the commercial sustainability of your operation.

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Benefits of Quara® LowP for crushing plants

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Meet HVO/HEFA specifications

Reduce contaminants, phosphorous, and metals, to as low as 5 ppm and 10 ppm, respectively, prior to the bleaching step.

increase oil yield up to 2% of your renewable diesel production

Higher oil yield

Increase  yield up to 2% when compared to alkaline refining or acid degumming. 

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Reduce oil loss and waste handling costs

Minimize oil loss due to excessive bleaching clay and low-value byproduct handling.

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Higher oil yield

 

Quara® LowP increases yield up to 2% when compared to alkaline refining or acid degumming by selectively targeting removal of phosphorus and metals, leaving valuable free fatty acids (FFA) and neutral oils for improved oil recovery.

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Reduce oil loss and waste handling costs

Maximize bleaching clay reduction, minimize oil losses by absorption, and decrease costs of waste handling and disposal. Quara® LowP yields a byproduct with lower viscosity that contains less oil, which is easier to handle than soap-stock and acid gums.Expect improved profitability of up to $20 USD/ton*.

*Calculations based on RBD soybean oil average cost of $1572 USD/ton. Reference: 2023 Central Illinois, Jacobsen report

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Pretreatment plants: don’t hide your pretreatment inefficiencies behind excessive amounts of bleaching clay and water

Quara® LowP allows renewable diesel (HVO/HEFA) feedstock producers to pre-treat feedstocks more efficiently—all without compromising quality. Meet HVO/HEFA quality specifications with maximum yield, feedstock flexibility, and less waste. Minimize oil yield loss and resources spent handling bleaching clay, reducing operational costs.

Quara® LowP is proven to provide process efficiencies across diverse vegetable oil feedstocks, including feedstock blends of vegetable oils with animal fats and waste oils. 

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Benefits of Quara® LowP for pretreatment plants

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Process diverse feedstocks

Maintain optimal process efficiencies in blends with 10% or higher vegetable oils.

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Higher oil yield

Achieve low levels of phosphorus and metals for water degummed soybean oil and blends with low CI feedstock.

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Lower waste, safer process

Maximize bleaching clay reduction,—decreasing the overall OPEX of the bleaching step.

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Process diverse feedstocks

Quara® LowP lets you maintain optimal process efficiencies in blends with 10% or higher vegetable oils.

You can meet specifications without hiding process inefficiencies, including overuse of bleaching clays or reprocessing out-of-spec products, and get up to 1.5% more FFA from your gums while producing high-quality feedstocks.*

*Total costs: pretreatment plants to HVO feedstock - WDG SBO, 150 ppm P, 0.5% FFA.

 

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Lower waste, safer process

Quara® LowP maximizes bleaching clay reduction. This decreases the overall OPEX of the bleaching step.

It yields a byproduct containing less oil, no soaps, and lower viscosity compared to alkaline refining and acid degumming byproducts.

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