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Transesterification

In organic chemistry, transesterification is the process of exchanging the organic group of an ester with an organic group of an alcohol. The reaction is often catalysed by the addition of an acid or a base. 

Biodiesel, a renewable fuel, is produced from a range of vegetable oils and/or animal fats by such a process. It breaks down the molecules of vegetable oils into constituent molecules forming biodiesel and glycerine.

Greenergy operate the 250,000mt per year capacity biodiesel production plant on the Seal Sands chemical complex in the Tees Valley. 

North East Bioresources & Renewables, c/o NEPIC, Room H224, Wilton Centre, Wilton, Redcar, TS10 4RF | T +44 (0) 1642 442 560