Biodiesel. It can make a difference.




Biodiesel is an efficient and environmentally friendly alternative for fossil fuels. It is called „Bio“ due to the production from high quality plant oils.


Biodiesel is the most common biofuel in Germany. It is mainly produced from rape seed oil, but also other plant and waste oils can be used for biodiesel production.


These oils are chemically treated using the so-called transesterification process which changes the molecular structure of the oil. The final product is biodiesel which is also called rapeseedmethylester (RME) in case it is produced from rapeseed oil. In general, properties of biodiesel are similar to the properties of fossil diesel.


A valuable co-product of biodiesel production is glyzerine which can be used in the chemical industry or as energy source.