In May 2019, B+B Engineering GmbH delivered and commissioned a pilot refinery to Cargill in Balikesir, Turkey.

The pilot plant with a capacity of 50 kg / batch consists of 1 SKID-mounted unit and was delivered as a complete unit by container to Turkey.

The plant includes the process steps degumming, chemical neutralization, transesterification, bleaching and deodorization with physical refining. The refining unit is also suitable for transesterification. Thus, all processes relevant to the customer can be mapped on a laboratory scale.

The first construction phase of the EthaNa joint project, Canola Dehulling, was successfully put into operation in April 2019.

Together with the project partner AVA, a plant for breaking up the seeds with subsequent separation of the components hulls and core material in a fluidized bed was designed and built at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) in Leuna. In continuous operation, a processing rate of up to 250 kg/h can be achieved.

With the commissioning of the rapeseed peeling plant, the first step towards the construction of the entire EthaNa pilot plant has now been taken. The other plant components for the dehulling of Canola seed, direct ethanol extraction and desolventing are currently being designed and commissioned in 2020.

The engineering for the plant sections "Dehulling " and "Ethanolic Extraction" and " Desolventing " will be carried out by B+B Engineering.

Further information can be found via this LINK.

In September 2017, B + B launched the collaborative project "EthaNa" together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) in Leuna and 10 partners to develop an innovative process for the alcoholic extraction of oilseed rape. EthaNa stands for ethanolic native extraction peeled rapeseed, on which the process concept is based. The alternative treatment line should be able to be integrated into conventional oil mills. In the project, which runs until mid-2020, the researchers want to assess the technical, economic and ecological parameters on a pilot scale. Further information can be found via this link.

B+B is designing a production increasement for a pharmaceutical plant at Octapharma/Springe/Germany.