Thursday, July 15, 2010

P.E Goes Biogreen

Press Release
29 June 2010

P.E Goes Biogreen

This June 2010 Biogreen Diesel has opened a new refinery in Port Elizabeth. Biogreen Diesel is a successful renewable energy company which uses patented state of the art jet reactor to produce pollution reducing biodiesel from both virgin and waste oil.

“ This is an exciting time for us as a country with the energy and buzz of the world cup, and double exciting for Biogreen as a company as we are opening our second refinery in less than two years” comments Jeff Theodor, Director of Biogreen Diesel.

Biogreen started at the beginning of 2009 and its main clients include Pick n Pay , Spar and Cape Concrete as well as a number of smaller companies who are environmentally conscious about their operations and wish to reduce their carbon emissions.

“Biogreen started off as an idea to produce biodiesel from my garage from the waste oil of my restaurant ,Wasabi . Two years down the line we are a successful business and looking forward to expand not too far in the future” says Roy de Gouveia , Managing Director of Biogreen Diesel.

Some of Biogreen current projects are a project with the Round Table on sustainable Biofuels and WWF International on developing and field testing a certification module for sustainable biofuel feedstock production that prevent displacement of food production, thereby minimizing the risk of indirect impacts.
Biodiesel has a strong solvent property which has the benefit of keeping your engine clean and thus lasting longer. The fact that biodiesel is a stronger solvent means it removes a lot of dirt and grime that has been deposited in your fuel tank and pipes from when the vehicle used mineral diesel. Studies have shown that using biodiesel can in fact extend the life of a diesel engine.

Biogreen Diesel is extremely happy about expanding and that people are becoming more aware of the planet and how we need to look after it. Biogreen plans to open in Johannesburg later this year and hopes to reduce more emissions from the transport sector on a national level.

For further information please visit or call us on 0860 BIO GRN

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cape Business News- Cooking Oil To Reduce Carbon Emissions

12 Jan 2010: Cooking Oil To Reduce Carbon Emissions
Trucks delivering concrete to Cape Town’s 2010 football stadium are using diesel enhanced by used cooking oil and poultry fat.

This revealed by Roy de Gouveia, Director of BioGreen Diesel, a renewable energy company that is pioneering the conversion of waste oil to a less expensive, pollution-free biodiesel.

As waste cooking oil is reused, the Free Fatty Acid content (FFA) increases, making it harmful to consumers and decreasing the quality of biodiesel that can be made. Often this oil finds its way into animal feed, pet food, or sold to unsuspecting consumers.

A safe alternative is to have this oil converted into a high quality biodiesel by a reputable company. Monthly tests on BioGreen Diesel’s finished product have certified that the company consistently produces high quality biodiesel that meets international standards.

“No other company in South Africa has set this as a norm,” said Jeff Theodor, a Director in BioGreen Diesel.

Although BioGreen Diesel only became operational earlier last year, the company also supplies biodiesel for Pick n Pay and Spar delivery trucks.

The company uses the first patented Jet Reactor, invented by Org Nieuwoudt, to convert waste oil from restaurants and retailers, to an environmentally friendly fuel that can be used as a mixture with, or a substitute for, diesel.

Biodiesel has a minimal impact on the environment. It is non toxic, has a higher flash point than mineral diesel so it is safer to handle, and has reduced exhaust emissions in comparison - 400L biodiesel exchanged for the same volume of diesel will reduce the Carbon Dioxide emissions by 1 tonne.

“Sixty percent of the brown smog that often sits over Cape Town is created by diesel emissions,” said Dave Morison, Production Manager of BioGreen Diesel, who has a background in atmospheric sciences. Switching to biofuels will help to reduce this pollution.

By using a biodiesel/diesel mix, Pick n Pay and Spar combined will reduce their carbon emissions by approximately 1000 tonnes in the Western Cape over the next year.

BioGreen Diesel, based in Cape Town, opened in Johannesburg in November and plans to expand operations to Port Elizabeth and Durban by mid-2010.