Due to a worldwide growing production of biodiesel and fatty acids, glycerin is available. The process of ab & cd innovations has been developed especially for biodiesel plants and can be integrated into an existing process afterwards. Thus, with the patented process, it is possible to obtain lactic acid in high purity by optimally matching certain catalyst materials and reaction conditions, while simultaneously achieving a considerable yield of up to 80 percent. This minimizes the use of energy, space and resources.
Lactic acid is used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and bioplastics as well as in the chemical industry. The cost saving with this innovative process is about 75% compared to conventional fermentation processes for the production of lactic acid.