A product with multiple properties

Glycerine is a by-product of biodiesel production. The quality of the glycerine depends on the production process. Glycerine is widely used for its multiple properties.


Most people know glycerine as a hand soap that softens, smoothens and moisturises the skin. As well as the pharmaceutical sector, there are also various applications in the food industry. It is used to enhance drinks, thickeners for liquors and as a sugar substitute (E422) in various foods such as biscuits.

Sunoil’s glycerine is used mainly as one of the main constituents for the biogas plants (see photo).

Mixing glycerine with a wet biomass (usually manure) leads to a fermentation process that releases biogas that can be used to generate energy or produce oleochemicals for technical applications.