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What We Do

Lower Mainland Biodiesel collects and processes waste products such as recycled restaurant grease and animal fats that are chemically reacted with an alcohol to produce non-toxic, biodegradable Biodiesel fuel. Clients benefit from making a profit from waste product as well as contributing to a cleaner, greener future.

Biodiesel

Who We Are

Lower Mainland Biodiesel Inc. is a locally owned and operated company in the collection, production, distribution, and transportation of Biodiesel. Our team is comprised of highly qualified professionals with over ten years of experience in the industry. Our production division produced fuel for one of the largest hydro companies in Canada.

We focus on building cleaner, greener future for generations to come as Biodiesel is a renewable, clean burning diesel that produces fewer life cycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), while creating greener jobs and reducing the dependence on imported diesel.

Our exceptional, functional, and technical expertise makes Lower Mainland Biodiesel Inc. an ideal choice for clients. Our objective is to maintain long term pro-active contractual relationships with our clients providing services that include free pick-up, as well as placement, service and maintenance of bins. We are also the only local company selling biodiesel back to the public.

Lower Mainland Biodiesel Inc. has a higher recycling rate than our competition. It is the only company in BC that actually processes its own reclaimed cooking oils for the purpose of processing it into an alternative fuel source, while most other companies collect oils for animal food supplements.

Aside from providing our clients with outstanding service, Lower Mainland Biodiesel Inc. is currently in the process of developing a substancial green media/marketing campaign giving our clients (suppliers) the opportunity to not only contribute in helping the environment, but to also benefit from all of the exposure we aim to create.

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Biodiesel Process

Biodiesel consists of the mono-alkyl esters formed by a catalyzed reaction of the triglycerides in the oil or fat with a simple monohydric alcohol. The reaction conditions generally involve a trade-off between reaction time and temperature as reaction completeness is the most critical fuel quality parameter.

The process starts with processing the feedstock to remove impurities such as dirt, charred food, and water acquired from cooking, storage, and handling. It then undergoes a process called Transesterification which consists of chemically reacting the lipids with an alcohol (such as methanol), and a catalyst (such as sodium or potassium hydroxide), resulting in new chemical compounds called methyl esters. These esters are then treated to remove of all traces of soap, glycerol, excess alcohol, and trace amounts of water, resulting in fatty acid esters known to be Biodiesel.

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Biodiesel Benefits

  • Renewable and does not contribute to global warming due to its closed carbon cycle
  • Combusts better than conventional diesel and has a higher Cetane rating
  • Provides a market for excess production of vegetable oils and animal fats
  • Decreases the dependence on imported petroleum
  • Exhaust emissions of carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons, and particulate emission from biodiesel are lower than with regular diesel fuel
  • Has better lubricating properties and reduces fuel system wear when blended with regular diesel, and may increase the life of fuel injection equipment.

Environmental Benefits

Waste products are converted to Biodiesel instead of being dumped in landfill sites where they are harmful to the environment as they may produce methane gas which contributes to climate change. Biodiesel can be combined in any concentration with petroleum based diesel fuel in most diesel engines, with little or no modification. Even by adding very low concentrations of Biodiesel to petroleum diesel, it burns better improving the performance of catalytic converters as it has better lubricating properties. It is composed of 11 percent oxygen by mass and contains almost no sulphur. An increasing number of Original Equipment Manufacturers are endorsing the use of lower biodiesel blends, (B5) in their engines and some manufacturers now extend warranty coverage provided the fuel meets applicable standards. Pure Biodiesel produces 60 to 100 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum diesel, depending on what oil or fat is used to make it. Greenhouse emissions are reduced by 12%-18% when blending 20% of Biodiesel with petroleum diesel (B20), and 1%- 2% when blending 2% of Biodiesel (B2).

Clean Air

By using Biodiesel you are contributing to helping the environment to a 70% cleaner air

Societal and Economic Benefits

Biodiesel is derived from renewable resources, either agricultural products or agro-industry residues such as slaughterhouse waste, recycled cooking oil, non-food-grade virgin oil or agricultural surplus. It has created a new market for industries, as well as franchise and small business owners, putting a value on waste products that were once destined for landfill sites, furthermore reducing their disposal costs. Currently there are many industries and small businesses that pay to dispose of their waste products, however with the increasing demand for these waste products to produce Biodiesel, they are now able to profit rather than pay for the disposal of waste products.

As the production of Biodiesel increases, so will need for more manpower, creating thousands of jobs for people in all societies, and increasing household incomes by millions of dollars, and by billions in the future.

+48K Created Jobs

Buidiesel copanies have cxreated over 48K new jobs in the United States alone since 2001

Safety

Pure Biodiesel (B100) does not ignite until 150°C (300°F) and is considerably less flammable than petroleum diesel which burns at 50°C (120°F). Depending on the blend of Biodiesel to petroleum, the flashpoint (the temperature at which it will ignite when exposed to a spark or flame) falls somewhere between these temperatures. Biodiesel is safer to use and store because of its higher flash point however long term storage of biodiesel and other biofuels need special attention. Biodiesel is a mild solvent so it is important to wipe up spills and dispose of rags safely. It may also deface some paints if left on painted surfaces for a long time.

As Biodiesel is considered to be safer in some aspects than regular diesel, there are also some risks, particularly when storing in large tanks where fungi and bacteria may form from the presence of condensed water. Methanol fumes might also form as a result of the decomposition or polymerization of biodiesel. Static electricity build-up must be prevented by proper grounding and other precautions which may result in higher risk levels of explosions.

100% Safer

Pure Biodiesel B100 does not ignite until 150°C and is considerably less flammable

Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our clients and partners have nay questions about Biodiesel, our process and Biodiesel product sales. Take a look at our FAQs section for more info

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Unit 14-15 19427 92 av.
Surrey, BC,
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