Linking Knowledge –the New Business Unit Renewable ResourcesFor many companies in a wide range of industries, renewable resources are an unparalleled opportunityfor the future. They are responsible for providing food for the world’s population, they substitute fossilfuels and they can be used for developing entirely new products, creating the basis for future innovativeprocesses. However, all this requires ideas and visions. GEA Westfalia Separator has created its new BusinessUnit Renewable Resources in order to develop and implement such visionary concepts within an optimuminfrastucture.It is the centre of competence for optimizing tried-and-tested separating processes while simultaneously actingas a competent partner for developers and pioneers of our age who create entirely new products and who aresearching for appropriate processes to realize them.With our know-how gained from recovering and processing oils and fats, starch and proteins, fermentationproducts and biofuels, we are thus able to offer our customers the advantages they need to give them a crucialcompetitive edge: process know-how and development from a single source for optimum added value throughoutthe entire life cycle.3GEA Westfalia Separator
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.....We Will Support YouFoodIn the fields of starch, proteins, fermentation products, oils and fats, our broadly based portfolio already providesthe most efficient separating solutions available on the market.But we are also consistently moving forward to further strengthen the competitiveness of our customers withmachines and processes precisely customized to your needs.6GEA Westfalia Separator
All the Way!BiofuelsFor many years, GEA Westfalia Separator has been successfully supporting the production of high-quality biodiesel and bioethanolfrom renewable resources with stand-alone machines right through to the installation of complete process lines.In cooperation with science, research and industry, we are not only working towards improving the efficiency of existing processes;we are also focusing on the technical and economic utilization of renewable energies of the second and third generations,for instance biomass on the basis of cellulose.7GEA Westfalia Separator
Tradition You Can Build On –a culture of innovation which also accompanies you in futureWhether your requirement is to minimize the consumption of fresh water in olive oil production,gentle treatment of fragile algae cells, continuously improving added value in industrial starchproduction or the production of extremely pure proteins: sustainable productivity improvementin the processing of renewable resources has been our focus in the past, and will continue to beso in future.By bundling know-how in the new Business Unit Renewable Resources, we are expanding andimproving the means of exploiting renewable resources for more efficient material and energymanagement, and at the same time opening up new possibilities of boosting earnings in traditionalareas.9GEA Westfalia Separator
Spotting Potential –new fields of profit for a sustainable futureThe finite nature of fossil fuels is compelling us to look for new solutions to obtain fuels and other industrialproducts. The new Business Unit Renewable Resources provides intensive support to users who are planningnew products and processes – from the initial laboratory-scale test and the pilot phases right through to theinstallation of industrial-scale plants.In the preliminary phase of product development, our experts determine whether the required quality ofnew recipes can also be attained on an industrial scale and which capacity ranges are realizable with our separatingtechnology. In this way, investors shorten the time to market, and are aware at an early stage of the budgetswhich will be necessary for optimum production right from the very beginning.10GEA Westfalia Separator
Economy and Ecology –responsible handling of waterThe processing of renewable resources also requires the use ofwash water and process water.Modern solutions of GEA Westfalia Separator keep the demandfor fresh water as low as possible and thus make a major contributionto the success of an investment in economic and alsoin ecological terms.Our customers thus benefit in two ways: yields are increased,and the volume of waste water is reduced.12GEA Westfalia Separator