Biodiesel can reduce carbon emissions by up to 70 percent and is 100 percent renewable. The BioCubeTM is a new smart commercial and community enterprises scale innovative solution that produces biodiesel from a variety of waste and renewable feedstock oils such as waste vegetable oil (WVO) from restaurants, canola, crude palm oil (CPO), soya, corn, coconut, pongamia and tallow.
Biodiesel produced from the BioCubeTM can be used in any modern diesel engine and has a negligible carbon intensity index compared with fossil diesel. The BioCubeTM system can run off the biodiesel it produces off-grid consuming approximately three percent of its production, or using grid electricity where it is available. The system is considered an amazing solution for remote areas where fossil diesel is either expensive or unavailable. It can be operated by semi-skilled labor after a short training program that includes learning how to use the system’s easy-to-use visual touch screen interface.
One recent BioCubeTM customer was a Palm Oil Mill out in Congo, Africa that now uses the waste from the mill to power the trucks, tractors and diesel generators that keep the plantation running. The BioCubeTM system for this customer was manufactured in Canada by CBVL based in Coquitlam, BC and shipped to the Congo, including a trip upriver to reach the plantation location.
The BioCube™ is designed to robust marine engineering standards to last for 20 years or more in harsh tropical conditions and will run for a minimum of five years between overhauls. The only by-products of the BioCube™ system is glycerin and mulch, which are valuable commodities for anaerobic digesters or as a combustion fuel or fertilizer. This system is considered a green machine and may be able to provide liquid fuel alternatives to developing countries across the world.
By Efrain Esparza, ESG Writer