Canada’s most advanced and environmentally friendly biodiesel company
Azuel Announces Excusive License For Benefuel’s Next Generation Technology
London, Ontario November 27, 2008 – Azule Fuel announced it has entered into an exclusive, Canada Wide license for Benefuel’s next generation biodiesel technology. Under the terms of the deal, Azule is licensed to produce almost 400 million litres of biodiesel in Canada.
Benefuel’s ENSEL process is a solid, acid catalyst technology that provides a substantial improvement over the existing, 70 year old conventional biodiesel process that the world currently relies on. Benefuel has developed this technology over the last four years with a leading solid catalyst research institute and experienced process-engineering firm and is the leader in next-generation biodiesel technology. Key benefits of the ENSEL process are the ability to use low-cost, non-food related feedstocks, lower capital and operating costs and the elimination of any toxic by-products.
“This will provide Azule with a significant competitive advantage” states Azule Fuel President, Jose Laurentino, “We are very familiar with the Canadian Market Place and understand it’s unique characteristics.
The strategy of placing refineries at the point of use, relying on non-food inputs and utilizing the most advanced technology available will put us in a position to become a leader in the Canadian biodiesel market.
The first Azule facility will be located in Ontario and will have a nameplate capacity of 100 million litres.
About Azule Fuel
Azule Fuel is a Canadian company focused on producing up to 400 million litres of biodiesel in Canada, in response to the mandates set by the Canadian government for biodiesel use. Our business model seeks to capture and combine advantages in feedstock selection, logistics and technology to create an efficient, distributed model of production.
Benefuel, Inc. is a next-generation biodiesel company whose streamlined production process allows for distributed and scalable biodiesel plants that leverage local resources, enable cost advantages for producers and distributors, and facilitate expansion of the biofuels market. Benefuel’s proprietary solid catalyst technology expands the range of viable feedstock options to include high FFA animal fats, crude vegetable oils and waste oils, reduces the environmental footprint of biodiesel production and yields a market-ready, 96% or higher, pure glycerin – eliminating the crude glycerin waste stream typically found in biodiesel production today.