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Out of the Frying Pan and Into Your Gas Tank

Bali’s First Biorefinery Commences Operations


Bali News: Out of the Frying Pan and Into Your Gas Tank
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(1/25/2013)

Green Fuels – a biorefinery manufacturer has formally launched a biodiesel facility in Bali capable of producing 3,000 liters of fuel each day.

The FuelMatic GSX 3 was made possible by Caritas Switzerland, a Swiss NGO dedicate to fostering socioeconomic development in disadvantaged communities.

As reported by [biodieselmagazine.com], James Hygate, CEO of Green Fuels, believes the FuelMatic GSX holds the key to unlock the benefits of community-scale biodiesel production, saying: “We installed one in South Africa earlier this month and one in Australia last month. There’s a lot of interest in it, especially since it has all the trademark Green Fuels hi-tech features such as our automated GFM process control system, patent pending GSX glycerol separation technology, internal methanol recovery and stainless steel construction.”

Thorsten Reckerzügl, the NGO’s Indonesia representative, explained: “This is the first time biodiesel has been introduced on the island and it’s the first time used cooking oil is being recycled here. It’s a big deal. We needed a system that was affordable yet hi-tech enough to deliver on our promises. We also needed one that could be located where we wanted it near the local municipality because we need to cooperate closely with them.”

Caritas has trained a Balinese crew to run the new biorefinery that uses touch-control screens with trouble-shooting and diagnostics possible when trouble occurs remotely.

The new biorefinery is committed to maintaining a small eco-footprint. “The Green Fuels system emits no carbon, uses waterless purification and leaves so little waste it’s hardly noticeable. Frankly, the whole process was made easy for us with such a user-friendly system,” explained Reckerzügl.

Prior to building the facility Caritas conducted a survey of 340 hotels and restaurants that found 50-60% of those surveyed used cooking oils that were sold to waste collectors who in turn sold them for reused by food stalls.

“Often unbeknown to their owners, customers and tourists, overused cooking oil forms carcinogenic substances, posing a serious risk to human health,” Reckerzügl said. “We also discovered that 10 to 20 percent of used cooking oil is disposed of with solid waste or ends up in waterways. At landfill sites the used cooking oil forms methane as it decomposes, a greenhouse gas about 25 times more harmful to the climate than carbon dioxide. The oil which ends up in waterways pollutes the aquatic environment and drinking water.”

Caritas has pledges of 1,000 liters of used cooking oils from local hotels and restaurant collected from 150 hotels and restaurants. ISDIA, a Swiss University, has developed software to optimize efficiency in the collection of used cooking oils.

The biofuels produced by the new plant will be used for transportation by hotels and other customers desiring to reduce carbon emissions. Over time, Caritas hopes to expand the use of biofuels in Bali.


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