The BIOFABRIK Technologies GmbH group of companies based in Dresden/Germany develops and markets innovative technologies and disruptive solutions for the sustainable management of energy, nutrition and waste problems worldwide. BIOFABRIK wants to reduce the destructive extraction of fossil raw materials and focuses on the development of more profitable business models that are as climate-neutral as possible.
The current press release deals with oil waste to energy, i.e. the sustainable and decentralised treatment of waste oil.
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According to the American Petroleum Institute a single litre of waste oil contaminates up to one million litres of drinking water. This relates to a cube of water with an edge length of 10 meters! Per year there arise about 25 million tons of waste oil worldwide, up to 95 percent of it get burnt, deposited or get left in the nature. If there would be a way to use the energy of the waste oil arisen over the year, the 85 energetically weakest countries of the world could be supplied consistently, stable and low-priced with energy. BIOFABRIK Technologies, a business from Dresden, now offers a decentralized solution, promising to solve this exact problem.
All over the world, used oil is a waste product which arises in huge amounts and is hardly recycled, but, at the best, gets disposed environmental-friendly – in other words: burnt – in most of the countries. Worldwide, an estimated 25 million tons of waste oil are produced every year. This corresponds to a chain of one million articulated tank trucks lined up in a row with a length of 23,000 kilometers – a distance longer than from the North Pole to the South Pole.
At the same time, the American Petroleum Institute puts the amount of water contaminated by a single litre of waste oil at one million litres. If one were to assume that two thirds of the waste oil produced worldwide would be disposed of properly and that only one third would end up in nature and the water cycle – a more than optimistic estimate – approximately eight billion tons of water would still be permanently contaminated each year. This corresponds approximately to the amount of drinking water consumed by the world’s population each year!
While industrial nations such as Germany have strict guidelines for the disposal of these hazardous substances, by far the largest part of the world still has an unsolved problem. Take the Philippines, for example: 240 million liters of waste oil are produced there every year, a large part of which is incinerated, but waste oil is often dumped illegally into the ground or into water bodies and ends up in groundwater, rivers and the sea, destroying entire ecosystems and ultimately ending up in the human food chain. Without dramatizing, the example of the Philippines can probably be applied to most developing and emerging countries worldwide. In Germany, too, around 500,000 tons of waste oil are produced every year, as well as many times more polluted fuels, lubricants and oil industry waste, most of which has so far been incinerated.
However, waste oil would offer a valuable resource, if the contained energy could be used. Every litre of waste oil, polluted diesel or heating oil, encloses more than 90 percent of recyclable fuel. With the amount of the global annual waste oil, 85 of the world’s energetically weakest countries could be supplied with energy continuously and inexpensively which would have direct positive consequences on their industry and therefore the prosperity of their civilisation.
WASTX Oil – New path for waste oil
With the WASTX Flash-Technology BIOFABRIK designed a solution for the processing of liquid oily residues, like waste oil, polluted diesel, heating oil or seafaring oils, whereby not only one of the biggest environmental problems could be solved sustainably, but also it provides an income source for many people. Like this, a troublesome waste product becomes a reusable material for industry and communes.
Having the size of a big wardrobe, one WASTX Oil-Plant can process up to 1.000 litres of waste oil per day. In an unique process, polluted fuels get purified, condensed and therefore transformed back into a usable fuel within several minutes, automatically. In doing so, standard processes of the crude oil refining with completely new destillation and so-called Cold-Cracking-Technologies are combined. The outcome is the first decentralized and energy self-sufficient compact refinery for oily waste – ready for use at every place on earth.
For the transformation of the waste oil into fuel, WASTX Oil only needs a fractional amount of the produced fuel itself. Through this, the usage gets highly profitable and scalable with an efficiency of >75%. During the production a basic fuel is formed which can be used in conventional combustion engines and generators. The detached residues (approx. 10%) can be disposed conventionally. The compact construction and an attractive price allow the plant’s use at any desired location – either village, disposal firm or deep-sea vessel.
“With WASTX Oil we can offer the first decentralized, fully automated complete solution worldwide to recycle oily waste sustainably”, explains Oliver Riedel, the founder and CEO of BIOFABRIK corporate group. “Profting are especially countries in which, on the one hand energy is either non-existent or just sporadically and at high costs, but on the other hand, they are having huge problems with the disposal of their (oil) waste. A problematic material becomes a reusable material which can provide income and therefore ensures a higher living standard to the people in need.One daily production of WASTX Oil hereby, is adequate to fully supply 1’000 people with safe and climate-neutral energy, made of a former problematic substance, uninterruptedly.”
The BIOFABRIK Technologies Ltd business group, seated in Dresden, develops and markets innovative technologies and disruptive solution approaches for the sustainable overcoming of energetic, nutritional and waste problems worldwide. Hereby, BIOFABRIK aims to reduce the destroying degradation of fossil fuels and counts on the development of profitable and climate-neutral business models.
The business segment White Refinery develops the WASTX Technology, which helps to supply plastic and oily waste fully automated to a reasonable substantial and energetic exploitation. The chemical compounds of the problematic materials are resolved in the decentralized plant for compact pyrolysis and transformed back to their original liquid state – a diesel-like energy source is remaining. With this technology, one kilogram of plastic waste transforms to approximately one litre of fuel and therefore up to ten kilowatt hours of energy.
Hence, with the WASTX Technology, for the first time there exists a comprehensive system to purify holistically and sustainably, as well as the provision of the decentralized energy and heat supply out of fuel, recovered from plastic waste or waste oil. The WASTX compact pyrolysis plants can be situated wherever the waste arises – in industrial plants, harbours or communities all over the world. More information on www.biofabrik.com.
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