Production of
advanced biodiesel from
animal wastes using
Animal waste valorisation for an eco-efficient biodiesel

Would you use an eco-efficient biodiesel from waste coming from the tannery industry?

A LIFE funded project works on a pilot plant that applies an improved, sustainable and ecological process aiming circular economy.

Current situation

In Europe, 17 million tons of animal by-products are managed (SANDACH). They produce 2’85 million of animal fats a part of which are fated to disposal in landfills or incineration. This means a problem for both, the climate and the environment since they can contain harmful substances.

Main Objective

To demonstrate at pilot plant scale the production of two types of biofuels from animal fat residues. These biofuels will be achieved using supercritical conditions with new catalytic technology, thus producing technical, environmental and economic advantages on regard the traditional process.



Highly efficient SLS-formed catalysts to produce biodiesel from animal fats under supercritical conditions.

During the production of the biodiesel targeted within this project, the transesterification reaction of animal fats in supercritical conditions has improved its efficiency.. Read More →

The biostimulants obtained in the LIFE Superbiodiesel project boost the growth rate of some plants by 35 to 40 percent.

The pilot plant of the LIFE Superbiodiesel project, after separating the fat fraction to obtain biodiesel, applies an enzymatic process to obtain biostimulants.. Read More →

QUO Magazine refers to the Life Superbiodiesel as an innovative project to mitigate climate change

Climate change may be one of the biggest challenges the chemical industry faces today.  QUO magazine states in its special on Chemistry (ES).. Read More →