Biodiesel Production From Bovine Tallow


  • Ricardo Oliano de Carvalho Federal University of Pelotas, RS
  • Jonatan Larrosa Carrasco Federal University of Pelotas, RS
  • Luiz Everton Alvarez Federal University of Pelotas, RS
  • Everton Cruz Federal University of Pelotas, RS
  • Maria Laura G. Silva da Luz Federal University of Pelotas, RS
  • Carlos Alberto Silveira da Luz Federal University of Pelotas, RS
  • Gizele Ingrid Gadotti Federal University of Pelotas, RS
  • Mário Conill Gomes Federal University of Pelotas, RS


Biodiesel, tallow.


Biodiesel is produced from vegetable oils, animal fats and waste oils and fats. This is a newer experience, because in 2004 the National Program for Production and Use of Biodiesel (NPPB) was created by the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA), but released only in 2005. This study was a micro-scale plant to process beef tallow into biodiesel, to add value to these products. It also aims to bring a gain in environmental quality for the region, as a social and environmental program to collect and saturated fat frying in oil and neighborhood associations within the school community, restaurants and hotels will be implemented. This oil is also processed into biodiesel, which will be used by the fleet of the refrigerator itself, in Santa Vitoria do Palmar, pretty or totally reducing the consumption of diesel derived from petroleum. The study of unit operations and layout for equipment sizing was performed. The economic and financial analysis was also performed to establish whether the deployment feasibility of this micro-distillery. As the economic analysis, it was observed that it is not feasible the implementation of micro-plant if the need to hire an employee to work on it only because it will increase their spending for the production of biodiesel, compared to what is spent on fuel today. Came to the conclusion that if the refrigerator to continue with the same number of existing employees, and to designate a micro-distillery only in days of production, the project becomes interesting, as there will be a salary to be paid more. Taking into account that increase the consumption of meat, or that the campaigns to collect waste oils and fats have a great impact in the municipalities, and thereby doubling the batch production, even hiring an employee, the project becomes viable Excess biofuel produced can be used in generators to reduce the amount spent on electricity. The use of tallow for biodiesel production in this refrigerator is an alternative to reduce the cost of fossil fuels and also to add value to a by-product, since it shows good yield for biofuel processing. The socio-environmental appeal that this micro-power plant will bring to the region is also important, since the whole community will benefit from the action of collecting waste oils, relieving the environment of this type of pollution.






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