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Biofuel Sales

The rough prices for the biodiesel are as follows:

B100 – R15/L

B50 – R16/L

B20 – R17/L

Minimum order 210L

Drum deposit R300-00

Above prices exclude delivery costs

 

Call for quote – 021-7882606

 

Biodiesel is a “Green Fuel”

Why is biodiesel considered to be a “Green Fuel”? Biodiesel is made from a renewable energy source unlike fossil diesel which is made from a finite energy source. Basically, we can grow our fuel. As long as we have sun, water and soil, we can grow crops that have a high oil content in their nuts or seeds. Typical crops are: Sunflower, Palm, Soy, Canola, Moringa, Maize, Carinata, Solaris, Jatropha and Jajoba to name a few.

Biodiesel is a Green Fuel for many other reasons too.

  1. It is non-hazardous, non-toxic, non-flammable and biodegradable
  2. It produces far less exhaust emissions such as CO2, CO, SO2, HC and PM
  3. It is environmentally friendly
  4. It is sustainable
  5. It can be made from used cooking oil (which is already a waste product)

What engines can use Biodiesel? Biodiesel can be used in ANY diesel engine, whether is may be a Car, SUV, LDV, Truck, Forklift, Tractor, Generator, Boat, Mining, Earth moving or in a Burner for heating. Wherever fossil diesel is used, biodiesel can be used.

What is Biodiesel ( bio diesel )? Biodiesel is made from a vegetable oil (pressed from nuts or seeds) or animal fat (tallow or rendered chicken fat). When biodiesel is made using methanol, it is referred to as a Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME). Methanol can be substituted with ethanol. A catalyst is used to create the chemical reaction between the oil and the methanol. A typical catalyst will be Potassium Hydroxide or Sodium Hydroxide. The by-product of biodiesel production is called Glycerol (sometimes called Glycerin), which also has many uses.

Biodiesel is a direct replacement for fossil diesel. However it can also be blended with fossil diesel in any percentage. Biodiesel is better for your engine and will extend it’s service life. Its never too late to start using biodiesel.

Biodiesel Blending Systems. Green-Diesel manufacture, supply and install biodiesel blending systems to mix biodiesel and fossil diesel in the right percentage, according to customer requirements. Biodiesel can be mixed with regular diesel (500ppm, 50ppm or 10ppm) in any percentage and it can be used in Turbo charged engines. Internationally biodiesel is coded as follows: B100 – means 100% pure biodiesel (no regular diesel added) B50 – means 50% biodiesel and 50% regular diesel B20 – means 20% biodiesel and 80% regular diesel.

Used Cooking Oil Collection. Green-Diesel collects used cooking oil from Restaurants, Hotels, Fast Food Franchises, Hospitals, Ships, Military Bases, Fish Shops, Catering Companies and many more.

Advantages of Biodiesel

  • It costs less than regular diesel
  • It contains no or little sulphur
  • It has a higher Cetane rating that improves the efficiency of compression ignition
  • NO engine modifications are necessary to use biodiesel on any diesel engine
  • It is non-flammable, non-hazardous, non-toxic & environmentally friendly
  • It has a flash point greater than 120°C while fossil diesel is approx. 70°C
  • Users can switch between biodiesel and regular diesel as they wish
  • It has superior cleaning properties over all other regular diesel
  • It provides much better engine lubrication than regular diesel
  • It produces 75% less exhaust smoke emissions
  • It produces 80% less carbon dioxide emissions
  • It is made from new or used cooking oil
  • It extends engine life by up to 200%
  • It mixes very well with regular diesel
  • It is safe to store and handle
  • It is a renewable fuel
  • It is a “green” fuel

 

WARRANTIES

All fuel systems in all diesel engines imported, whether assembled or manufactured locally in South Africa are warranted for use with a B5 or 5% biodiesel, provided that the biodiesel conforms to the biodiesel specification SANS 1935.

Some Manufacturers warrant higher blends of biodiesel such as Caterpillar, Scania, Cummings, Freightliner, Perkins, Mack, Ford, Volvo trucks, Hino trucks, Isuzu trucks and tractors John Deere, New Holland, Same, Case. For details and specifics on the model, contact Green-Diesel or your local retailer. NB most vehicle retailers in South Africa do not have any knowledge of their companies policy on the use of biodiesel.

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) supports the use of specification biodiesel.

ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Biodiesel blends e.g. B20, perform very similar to low sulphur diesel (50ppm) and ultra low sulphur diesel (10ppm) in terms of power, torque, and fuel consumption.

Some of our customers are experiencing better fuel consumption with biodiesel than they experienced with regular diesel.

LICENSING in SOUTH AFRICA

Biodiesel producers must register with SARS and apply for either a Commercial or Non-commercial producers licence.

A non-commercial licence is for small producers. The limitation on production is 300 000 litres of biodiesel per annum. The advantage of this licence is that producers do not pay the Fuel Levy and Road Accident Fund Levy.

A commercial licence is for industrial size producers. There is no limitation on production but the producer must pay 50% of the Fuel Levy and 100% of the Road Accident Fund Levy.

Commercial producers must also apply to the Department of Energy for a Manufacturing Licence and a Wholesale Licence.

BIODIESEL SPECIFICATION

SANS 1935 is the South African Standard for biodiesel. It is a set of tests and set values that biodiesel must achieve to be deemed fit for use. These tests examine the physical and chemical properties of the fuel sample. The tests use international test procedures to ensure the following:

  • A complete reaction has taken place
  • The glycerine (free and bonded) has been removed to acceptable levels
  • The catalyst used in reaction has been removed
  • The methanol used in reaction has been removed
  • There is an absence of free fatty acids (FFA’s)
  • Any residual water has been removed

For the full specification go to the SABS website.