Tag: Piedmont Biofuels

Piedmont Biofuels scores RSB certification as well

Piedmont Biofuels scores RSB certification as well

February 27, 2013 |

In North Carolina, Piedmont Biofuels of Pittsboro has been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. Piedmont Biofuels collects used cooking oil from restaurants in the Research Triangle Park area and uses it to produce biodiesel that it sells locally through seven filling stations. SCS Global Services’ assessment included an inspection of the biodiesel plant […]

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Piedmont Biofuels scales-up its new enzyme-based biodiesel system

Piedmont Biofuels scales-up its new enzyme-based biodiesel system

February 7, 2012 |

In North Carolina, Piedmont Biofuels announced that the company has successfully scaled-up an enzyme-based technique to biodiesel production. The traditional biodiesel production method uses chemical catalysts like potassium hydroxide and sulfuric acid. These chemicals form soaps or salts which contaminate both the biodiesel and glycerin phases, producing low-grade co-products. “With the enzyme process, we eliminate […]

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