Vegetable oil

Biodiesel is largely produced using vegetable oil

Sunoil Biodiesel only uses spent frying fat and animal fat. But biodiesel is largely produced worldwide using vegetable oil. The most commonly used raw materials are colza oil, sunflower oil, soya oil and jatropha oil.

Colza oil is extracted from the seeds of the colza plant. This originates mainly from Europe, but is also found in India, Canada, China and Pakistan, which makes it one of the most important vegetable oils. The oil content of colza ranges from 36 to 40%.

The pips of the well-known sunflower yield sunflower oil with an oil content between 39 and 49%. Soya oil is an edible oil extracted from soya seeds. The soya beans are produced mainly in the United States, China, Brazil and Argentina. The seeds of the soya bean contain up to 25% oil. Jatropha oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the Physic nut (Jatropha curcas), a shrub that grows in subtropical regions. Sunoil Biodiesel mainly imports this oil from India.