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By Incbio | August 13, 2014
IncBio will be sponsoring the Biofuels International Conference

Porto, Portugal – August 13th, 2014: IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, will be present as a sponsor of the 7th Biofuels International Conference to be held at The Marriott Hotel, Ghent, Belgium 23-25 September 2014.

As experts in the field of biodiesel production plants, IncBio will also be giving a speech on retrofitting of existing biodiesel plants to regain or maximize profitability, sharing our knowledge and experience in this field with the industry professionals present.

About the Biofuels International Conference

Focusing on the latest developments in biofuels policy, international biofuels trading, sustainability, solutions for first generation producers, progress in advanced biofuels and information on feedstock pricing and trends, this 2 day conference will both educate and stimulate. The event attracts a senior audience from around the world - one where you are able to interact with speakers, pose your own questions and create new business relationships. With so much happening in the biofuels market the main aims of this event will be to:
  • Update delegates on the latest changes to biofuels legislation and policy
  • Provide information on international biofuels trade, including biofuel and feedstock prices, risk reduction and trade activities
  • Inform attendees about the latest research into sustainability, ILUC and multiple counting strategies
  • Aid first generation producers continue profitable production and add retrofit solutions
  • Drive second generation production forward, scaling up commercial scale advanced biofuels plants and hear from producers around the globe.
 
By Incbio | June 16, 2014
IncBio has delivered a 120,000MT/year Ultrasonic Reactor for South America

Porto, Portugal – June 16th 2014: IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art, fully automated ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has delivered a 120,000MT per year ultrasonic transesterification reactor to be installed in South America.

The reactor will be used in an existing plant originally supplied by one of the largest biodiesel plant manufacturers in the world, but due to the outdated designed the plant was producing very inefficiently, the addition of IncBio’s ultrasonic reactor will very significantly increase the efficiency, whilst lowering the operation costs of the plant.

José Marques, IncBio’s CEO said: “By updating the existing technology, our client is bringing its plant back to profitability, something with which most outdated plants are currently struggling with. Ultrasonic reactors not only speed up the conversion, by causing a reaction in seconds vs the typical hours of agitation or recirculation, but because they also require lower amounts of methanol and catalyst, ultrasonic biodiesel reactors exponentially improve the financials of existing plants. By reducing reaction time, and methanol consumption, we greatly reduce energy consumption (mostly reducing the volume of methanol to be distilled).

We are seeing the interest in our technology growing by the day and this is not surprising, since existing plants are struggling to turn a profit, mostly because they are using 20th century technology, at a time when we’re already well into the 21st century and the technology has moved on substantially. The reactors end up paying for themselves very quickly, with the typical payback time being measured in months, not years.”
 
By Incbio | April 16, 2014
INCBIO has delivered an 8,000MT/year Biodiesel Plant for Tunisia

Porto, Portugal and Tunis, Tunisia – April 16th 2014: Incbio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has delivered an 8,000MT per year Biodiesel plant to Biokast Energy S.A., to be installed in Tunis, Tunisia.

Due to its skidded construction, the plant is fully built previous to shipping, and requires minimal assembly on site, taking usually less than a week from arrival to start up. This minimizes installation costs and delays, and allows the company to quickly move the plant to a new location, if needed.

It uses Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors to produce EN14214 Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), collected from restaurants in Tunis. This will be one of the most advanced and efficient transesterification plants in the world, employing as three most important design parameters which form the base for Incbio’s technology: small footprint, low cost and high efficiency, which is both innovative and widely proven in Biodiesel production plants globally.

About Biokast Energy S.A

Mr. Ali Karoui comes from an engineering background specializing in Oil and Gas, and has long had a desire to start his own business in the biofuels industry. The company is still very young, having been setup early in 2013 with the purpose of collecting and processing Used Cooking Oil into biodiesel, but its CEO’s extensive experience is paramount in ensuring a successful venture.

The first project will be setup in an industrial site in Tunis, and will serve the area, with further projects planned for the near future in other cities throughout Tunisia.
 
By Incbio | April 04, 2014
INCBIO has secured a new contract for supply of a 55,000 MT/year Biodiesel Plant

Porto, Portugal – April 4th, 2014: IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has just secured an agreement to supply a 55,000 MT/year transesterification plant, for an undisclosed client in South America. It will incorporate IncBio’s ultrasonic technology to produce Biodiesel from locally produced palm oil, and Ion Exchange resin towers for purification. IncBio expects the plant to be complete by December 2014.

Biodiesel Technology Leaders

José Marques, CEO of IncBio said: “IncBio has been leading the technological curve in the Biodiesel market, and by using ultrasonic technology we can maximize the plant’s profitability, as the methanol and catalyst dosage is significantly reduced, compared to traditional technologies, whilst producing the highest quality Biodiesel, with yields that set a benchmark in the industry.

Using our multi-feedstock technology, industrial units are able to convert a wide range of raw materials into high quality Biodiesel, exceeding the strict standards of EN14214 and ASTM D6751. This includes crude vegetable oils to waste materials and by-products such as used cooking oil (UCO), animal fats, distilled Free Fatty Acids (FFAD), Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD), Trap Grease oil, etc. Our process can handle up to 100% FFA. IncBio is revolutionizing the way the Biodiesel market is evolving, by ensuring complete flexibility of feedstock, helping struggling plants back onto profitability.

To complete a state of the art plant IncBio can also supply biodiesel distillation and glycerine purification modules, ensuring the plants are “future proofed”, even as standards tighten the plant will still be exceeding the specification.”
 
By Incbio | January 28, 2014
INCBIO and BIO RENEWABLE ENERGY FACTORY (BREF) have signed an agreement for the supply of a 40,000 MT/year Biodiesel Plant

Porto, Portugal and Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has just secured an agreement to supply BREF with a 40,000 MT/year Biodiesel plant. It will incorporate IncBio’s ultrasonic technology to produce Biodiesel from animal fats collected from rendering plants in the Saudi market. The plant will be the first of several projects planned by BREF for the region for the coming years, and the success of the business plan is supported by the selection of one of the most advanced Biodiesel plants in the world, utilizing technology that is both innovative and widely proven in Biodiesel production plants globally. IncBio has been leading the way in developing and implementing the latest technology in Biodiesel production, and this contract’s award is further proof that this is exactly what the market is looking for.

IncBio and BREF expect the plant to be complete by Q4 of 2014.

Turning Animal Fats into Biofuel

Converting animal fats into Biodiesel is not without challenges, and most plants in the world are unable to process it correctly, but through our extensive experience in this market and the use of ultrasonic technology the reaction times are much shorter than conventional plants, whilst producing the highest quality Biodiesel, with yields that set a benchmark in the industry. Using our multi-feedstock technology, industrial units are able to convert a wide range of raw materials into high quality Biodiesel, exceeding the strict standards of EN14214 and ASTM D6751. This includes crude vegetable oils to waste materials and by-products such as used cooking oil (UCO), animal fats, distilled Free Fatty Acids (FFAD), Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD), Trap Grease oil, etc. Our process can handle up to 100% FFA. IncBio is revolutionizing the way the Biodiesel market is evolving, by ensuring complete flexibility of feedstock, helping struggling plants back onto profitability.

To complete a state of the art plant IncBio can also supply biodiesel distillation and glycerine purification modules, ensuring the plants are “future proofed”, even as standards tighten the plant will still be exceeding the specification.

About BREF


BREF, founded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2013 by Mr. Amine Jheir and Mr. Mohammed Al Ossaimi whom hold significant experience in the field of handling waste chemicals and export of chemicals Oil & Gas products. The company has a plan to setup the first Biofuel Plant which shall be able to recycle oil that’s generated from food/service industries which is ever increasing with the dominating industries. The BREF plant shall be utilizing the latest technologies available in the developing market for renewable energy. BREF’s target would be to process animal and food waste, using the patented technology for rendering, and waste processing. The chosen technology has the capability to produce “Grade A” finished product that meets the specification outlined by the European and American environment/product standards when converted to Bio Fuel using IncBio technology. BREF aims to become the second oil producing company within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 
By Incbio | September 12, 2013
INCBIO has secured an order for the supply of an 8,000MT/year Biodiesel Plant for Tunisia

Porto, Portugal and Tunis, Tunisia – September 9th 2013: Incbio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has signed a contract with Biokast Energy S.A, to supply an 8,000MT per year Biodiesel plant, to be installed in Tunis, Tunisia.

Using Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors to produce EN14214 Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), collected from restaurants in Tunis. This will be one of the most advanced and efficient transesterification plants in the world, employing as three most important design parameters which form the base for Incbio’s technology: small footprint, low cost and high efficiency, which is both innovative and widely proven in Biodiesel production plants globally.

Incbio and Biokast Energy S.A expect the plant to be complete during January of 2014.

Waste to Quality

José Marques, Incbio’s CEO, said: “After a long time spent in the project planning stage to ensure the client gets the business model right, we have signed the agreement and construction has commenced, which will see Biokast becoming one of the few biodiesel producers in Tunisia. Securing a regular supply of Used Cooking Oil and ensuring the plant is able to process it into high quality biodiesel is the key for Biokast’s success, and now that this has been secured we are very happy to have been selected as the technology providers.

By processing exclusively UCO, a waste material from the hospitality industry, the plant makes sense not only financially but also from a public service perspective, as it plays a very important role in the recycling industry. By using our ultrasonic based multi-feedstock technology, industrial units are able to convert a wide range of raw materials into high quality Biodiesel, exceeding the strict standards of EN14214 and ASTM D6751.”

About Biokast Energy S.A

Mr. Ali Karoui comes from an engineering background specializing in Oil and Gas, and has long had a desire to start his own business in the biofuels industry.

The company is still very young, having been setup early in 2013 with the purpose of collecting and processing Used Cooking Oil into biodiesel, but its CEO’s extensive experience is paramount in ensuring a successful venture.

The first project will be setup in an industrial site in Tunis, and will serve the area, with further projects planned for the near future in other cities throughout Tunisia.
 
By Incbio | February 28, 2013
INCBIO has secured an order for the supply of an 8,000MT/year High FFA Biodiesel Plant from Green Energy Group Limited in Hong Kong

Porto, Portugal and Hong Kong SAR, - Incbio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has signed a contract with Biofuel Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Energy Group Limited, a public company whose shares are listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, to supply an 8,000MT per year Biodiesel plant, to be installed in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

It will incorporate Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors, as well as solid catalyst acid esterification technology, to produce Biodiesel from Grease Trap Oil (aka Brown Grease) with up to 100% FFA, collected from municipal wastewater treatment plants, local councils and waste grease collectors in Malaysia. This will be one of the most advanced Biodiesel plants in the world, utilizing technology that is both innovative and widely proven in Biodiesel production plants globally.

Incbio has recently introduced solid catalyst technology for acid esterification of high FFA feedstock into its plants, result of many years of research by one of the leading chemical manufacturers in the world and widely proven in industrial applications. Incbio and Green Energy Group expect the plant to be complete during the summer of 2013.

High FFA Feedstock


José Marques, Incbio’s CEO, said: “We have worked closely with Green Energy Group in the technology selection and are extremely happy to have been given the opportunity to assist them in their expansion plans, which will see the company becoming one of the leading biodiesel players in the Asian market over the next couple of years.

This order is further proof that by ensuring complete flexibility of feedstock, our company is bringing the biodiesel industry what it desperately needs: by using our heterogeneous catalyst based multi-feedstock technology, industrial units are able to convert a wide range of raw materials into high quality Biodiesel, exceeding the strict standards of EN14214 and ASTM D6751.”

The plant will be able to process any type of animal fat or vegetable oil refinery waste, but is intended to process mainly Grease Trap Oil, a waste product which is currently being landfilled by municipalities, meaning waste is turned into a valuable commodity, biodiesel, whilst performing a service to the environment.

As long as the appropriate pre-treatment of the feedstock is carried out, the plant will run seamlessly, from 1 year up to 3 years without replacing the catalyst. Jerry Yip, Green Energy Group’s Chairman, said: “After months of research into solid catalyst esterification technologies carried out by our in-house engineers, Incbio proved instrumental in helping bring our project to fruition. We were impressed by the quality of their plants and professional attitude. We are delighted to have closed a deal with Incbio, the company has shown to be extremely knowledgeable, helpful and is definitely the right partner to support our expansion plans. Over the coming years we will be installing several of these plants in Asia and our main target is ensuring our plants work seamlessly and efficiently, producing second generation biodiesel in accordance with the highest international standards.”

About Green Energy Group Limited


As long ago as October 2008 Green Energy Group began to pursue activities in the renewable energy sector and more specifically the production of biodiesel from feedstock comprising used cooking oil, grease trap oil, waste animal fat and vegetable oil refinery waste.   To that end, the group has been engaged for many years in sourcing and securing different types of feedstock in different countries in South East Asia with a view to making the production of biodiesel from the waste stream a commercially viable business venture.

The group has recently secured an established feedstock supply-chain network in Malaysia that enjoys strong support from the Malaysian government and decided to engage in the operation of a biodiesel production facility that has just been constructed in Kuala Lumpur. Equipped with a stable supply of feedstock from waste streams, the group expects to be able to take the production of biodiesel to the next higher level throughout South East Asia.
 
By Incbio | January 4, 2013
INCBIO and DC BIOFUELS have signed an agreement for the supply of a 7.5 MGY Biodiesel Plant

Incbio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has just secured an agreement to supply DC Biofuels with a 7.5 million gallon per year (28.000 MT/year) Biodiesel plant.

It will incorporate Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors, as well as solid catalyst acid esterification technology, to produce Biodiesel from used cooking oils with up to 25% FFA, collected from restaurants and food outlets in Washington DC.

The deal will see DC Biofuels obtaining one of the most advanced Biodiesel plants in the US, utilizing technology that is both innovative and widely proven in Biodiesel production plants globally. Incbio has recently introduced solid catalyst technology for acid esterification of high FFA feedstock into its plants, result of many years of research by one of the leading chemical manufacturers in the world and widely proven in industrial applications.

The deal has been closed by Incbio and DC Biofuels, through mediation and support from International Procurement Tools (IPT), which proved instrumental throughout the negotiation stages.

DC Biofuels processing facility will be located in Washington DC, and the company plans to collect and process locally-sourced, waste vegetable oils (WVO) into high-quality biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester) and sell the fuel to local centrally fueled public and private  fleets. The DC Biofuels Project has obtained strong support - across the entire National Capital Region (“NCR”).). The NCR comprises the third largest metropolitan area in the United States and one of the most prosperous. DC Biofuels has consummated WVO feedstock sourcing agreements with local, regional and national contractors. 

Incbio and DC Biofuels expect the plant to be complete by late Q3 early Q4 of 2013.

High FFA Feedstock


Incbio is revolutionizing the way the Biodiesel market is evolving, by ensuring complete flexibility of feedstock, helping struggling plants back onto profitability. Using our heterogeneous catalyst based multi-feedstock technology, industrial units are able to convert a wide range of raw materials into high quality Biodiesel, exceeding the strict standards of EN14214 and ASTM D6751. This includes crude vegetable oils to waste materials and by-products such as used cooking oil (UCO), animal fats, distilled Free Fatty Acids (FFAD), Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD), Trap Grease oil, etc. Our process can handle up to 100% FFA.

The technology is proven in a commercial setting, with plants up to 100,000MT (30M gallons) per year already operating continuously, on feedstock with up to 90% FFA. As with all heterogeneous catalysts, care must be taken so the conversion beds are not fouled, typically reactive contaminants, polymers and phospholipids. But, as long as the appropriate pre-treatment of the feedstock is carried out, the plant will run seamlessly, from 1 year up to 3 years without replacing the catalyst.

To complete a state of the art plant Incbio can also supply biodiesel distillation and glycerine purification modules, ensuring the plants are “future proofed”, even as standards tighten the plant will still be exceeding the specification.

About DC Biofuels

DC Biofuels was founded in Washington, D.C. in 2010.   The company produces biodiesel from several sources of feedstock (yellow/fryer grease, brown/trap grease, chicken fat); collects the grease from institutions, restaurants, and hospitals; blends the biodiesel for appropriate mixtures for diesel vehicles, use in power production and bioheat for residences; and sells the product to state, local and federal governments and companies with large fleets.

DC Biofuels takes a fresh approach to converting biodiesel.  The company provides a solution for the renewable fuels gap to assist in the reduction in carbon emissions, reduction of use of fossil and foreign fuels and the creation of "green jobs".
 
By Incbio | June 18, 2012
N3Pharma awards Incbio contract for transesterification unit

Incbio, a leading company in design, build and startup of biodiesel plants with state-of-the-art ultrasonic reactor technology, has been awarded a contract to supply a turnkey transesterification unit for N3Pharma AS, a leading Norwegian pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company.

Designed to transesterify a total capacity of 10,000 metric tons per year of fish oil with ethanol (ethylation), the plant will be fully built with food-grade materials and components, and include excess ethanol recovery.

Once built, the plant will be installed and operated in Tromso, Norway, 350 kilometers inside the Arctic Circle. The award of this contract to Incbio is the result of a competitive tendering process, and the company was selected because of its advanced technology and expertise, as well as for highly competitive commercial terms.

Incbio is a brand owned by Incalculável, which started life in Portugal with the production of domestic and small-scale commercial biodiesel processors. Having since grown to become the largest biodiesel equipment provider in the country, since 2008 it started working on the construction of large-scale biodiesel equipment, with ultrasonic reactors, pioneering equipment revolutionizing the biodiesel industry.

From design, engineering, consultancy and construction, Incbio is able to assist clients in as little or as much as they require. From retrofitting of existing units with state-of-the-art ultrasonic or multifeedstock technology to design, manufacture and startup of complete industrial units, Incbio is ideally placed to turn a bioproject into reality.
 
By International Procurement Tools LLC and Incbio | June 18, 2012
MOU signed for ultrasonic biodiesel technology joint venture

International Procurement Tools LLC of Reno, Nev., and Incbio of Trofa, Portugal, announced June 18 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to form a joint venture to cooperate in the sale, marketing, distribution design and installation of Incbio’s breakthrough ultrasonic cavitation technology worldwide.

The biodiesel industry has had its best year of production in 2011, but the profit margins have been dwindling due to the high cost of feedstock and the rising cost of production. The new cavitation systems offer much more flexibility in the selection of oil-bearing feedstock from higher FFA greases to complex acceptance of the new algae that are starting to appear. The new facilities’ returns on investment promise to be shorter and production cycles simpler.

“We are in no sense abandoning the esterification units pioneered by the University of Kassel,” said Peter Brown, IPT president and co-founder. “We are offering our clients an alternative that will meet most of their requirements. As a matter of fact, the balance of plant remains the same proven design and we anticipate orders from existing facilities in retrofitting these new units into older facilities. We are very happy to work with Incbio in order to meet the demands of the market, allow more flexibility in production and meet the upcoming governmental biodiesel requirements. We already have a commitment from the largest biodiesel production project in Canada to install the new reactors on their site.”

“Incbio is proud to partner with IPT in order to penetrate new markets, develop new avenues for our patented systems and benefit from their contacts, marketing and reputation,” said Jose Marques, CEO and co-founder of Incbio. “

The first Canadian contract secured together with IPT will not only be the largest biodiesel facility in Canada, but will be our best proof of concept that we can offer. If all goes according to plan, we anticipate about 600,000 tons (180 million gallons) of biodiesel in production using our systems by year’s end. Our research has further uncovered a number of other possibilities for ultrasonic cavitation outside of biodiesel production.” The new systems are available for installation in any existing biodiesel facility that produces either ASTM or EN quality fuel. Pricing and quotes are available on signing of an NDA/NCA with either IncBio or IPT.

IPT provides all the services required to design, build and exploit biodiesel facilities in international markets. IPT actively identifies and pursues the right contact threads to locate and approach every company, official or service you may require to get your project underway.

Incbio started life in Portugal in 2006 with the production of domestic biodiesel processors and small-scale commercial biodiesel processors. Having since grown to become the largest biodiesel equipment provider in the country, since 2008 the company started working on the construction of large-scale biodiesel equipment, with ultrasonic biodiesel reactors, pioneering equipment that will revolutionize the biodiesel industry in years to come.
   
   
 
 
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