Efficient biodiesel project receives 1.5 M€ investment
Together with the University of Amsterdam and Yellow Diesel BV, Solarix has received a 1 million euro subsidy for developing new biofuels from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, as part of the EOS KTO program (short term energy research). The funding is part of a 1.5 M€ R&D project for synthesizing and commercializing a new type of biodiesel.
Thanks to a novel catalyst and design, the new process optimizes the use of raw materials. It has practically no waste streams. The new biodiesel is cheaper, burns better, and reduces the emission of soot. Importantly, this process can use organic waste oil/fat as feed.
This project is a collaboration between the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group of prof. dr. G. Rothenberg at the UvA, Yellow Diesel BV, a spin-off company of the UvA Holding BV, with the expert on chemical process design dr. A.C. Dimian, and Solarix BV.