Universal Biofuels Private Limited operates an integrated renewable chemical, fuel and natural oil production facility in Kakinada, India. We are licensed to sell the products produced at our multi-product production facility into the domestic Indian market and the international market.
Biodiesel, or fatty acid methyl ester, is a renewable chemical and fuel commonly produced from vegetable oil or animal fat. This non-petroleum based product can be used as diesel fuel, textile lubricant and industrial heating oil fuel. Biodiesel is an environmentally friendly and bio-degradable.
Our biodiesel conforms to ASTM and EN standards.
Where does biodiesel come from?
Biodiesel is produced from vegetable oil or animal fats. In Kakinada, India, Universal Biofuels produces biodiesel from non-edible palm stearin and refined palm oil. Crude glycerin is produced as a byproduct during the biodiesel production process and can be further processed into refined glycerin.
What is biodiesel used for?
Biodiesel is used as transportation fuel and heating oil. The biodiesel Universal Biofuels produces provides an alternative, renewable energy solution to these industries. Biodiesel significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum-based fuels.
Refined glycerin is a colorless, odorless, liquid which is the main molecule of fats known as triglycerides. Triglycerides occur naturally in vegetable oils, animal fat and in humans, while many industrial manufacturing processes produce large quantities of crude glycerin as a by-product.
Our refined glycerin conforms to USP and IP standards and is IP certified.
Where does glycerin come from?
Today, glycerin is primarily produced as a by-product during various manufacturing processes such as soap-making and biodiesel production. Glycerin as a by-product is an impure form called crude glycerin, which is generally 80 percent pure. Crude glycerin can be sold as a stand-alone product or refined into a pure product called refined glycerin, which is generally 98% pure. The process of refining glycerin involves removing water, odors and other undesirable organic matter. Universal Biofuels produces crude glycerin as by-product of biodiesel production and refines crude glycerin at our plant in Kakinada, India where we also produce edible oils.
What is glycerin used for?
There are thousands of established uses for glycerin in pharmaceutical, food and beverage, cosmetic and other industries. Glycerin is used to manufacture soap and bubble-blowing solutions, as a thickening agent in liqueurs, as a filler in cookies and is found in cough syrups, toothpaste, mouthwashes and other personal care products. Glycerin can even be used as an anti-static agent in clothing.
Natural oils contain virtually no trans fats and have a high concentration of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty fats. Natural oils are liquid at room temperature and boil at about 70 degrees F, which make them an excellent replacement for traditional vegetable cooking oil.
Where do natural oils come from?
Natural oils are produced from crude palm oil in three stages: degumming, bleaching and deodorizing. First, crude palm oil is degummed to separate its various components. Next, the crude palm oil is bleached and deodorized. And finally, the free fatty acids in crude palm oil are distilled to obtain refined palm oil. Universal Biofuels produces edible refined palm oil at our production facility in Kakinada, India.
What are natural oils used for?
Natural oils are commonly used as an industrial frying oil for corn and potato chips, snack foods, and instant noodles but have many other uses in food and soap markets as well. The high monounsaturated fatty acid count and low trans fat content make edible oils a healthy alterative to traditional vegetable cooking oil.