Peaks of Interest- Scientists Create New Biodiesel Manufacturing Process

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-04-01-2008, Volume 26, Issue 4
Pages: 332

Scientists Arlin Gyberg, Clayton McNeff, and Ben Yan developed the Mcgyan process for manufacturing biodiesel.

Scientists Arlin Gyberg, Clayton McNeff, and Ben Yan developed the Mcgyan process for manufacturing biodiesel. They have built and tested a column that mixes oil and alcohol with the catalyst zirconia under high heat and pressure until the mix becomes supercritical. Under the right conditions in the column, the oil and alcohol are converted into biodiesel in six seconds. The Mcgyan process is patent pending with McNeff's Ever Cat Fuels LLC company, Anoka, Minnesota.