Plant oil fuels, also known as vegetable oil fuels are almost carbon-neutral (over 90% reduction in CO2 emissions on a life cycle basis), they reduce particulate emissions, are renewable, and support farmers and local communities. In Canada, almost all the fuel used is used Canola oil, sourced from local restaurants once it has reached the end of its useful life as deep fryer oil. Canola is an excellent rotation crop that preserves soils and nutrients. Canola seed is normally crushed with the meal going for animal feed, and the oil going for a variety of uses - including renewable biofuels such as unadulterated, simple low energy input renewable pure plant oil fuel.
To use plant oil fuel in a diesel engine requires a heated fuel system, including a separate heated tank and filter. Switching valves are also required. We supply all of these. Settling and filtration of the oil is all that is required in terms of processing. We also offer filter bags, pumps, and filtering systems for this purpose.
Another great year ahead!
As we enter our third decade of conversion work for the use of plant oil fuels for diesel engines, we want to thank our many customers for their continued loyalty! We are here to help you, with quality parts, kits, and conversions! We wish you healthy New Year for 2021.
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PlantDrive and Dr. Bjorn's Auto form technical and economic cooperation. Edward Beggs, the original co-founder of PlantDrive (originally Neoteric Biofuels Inc.) is pleased to announce that a new technical and economic cooperation model is made with Dr. Björn Ratjen and the rest of his team at Dr. Björn's Auto in Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada.
"Dr. Björn's Auto has long been one of our top installers and has been very active in the promotion of PlantDrive and plant oil fuel concepts in general, and I have referred many customers to Björn for installations over the years. I am happy that we can now work more closely together in this enterprise", said Beggs.
PlantDrive components and kits are available now at the SVO section of vanagonwestfaliaparts.com, the Dr. Bjorn's Auto website online shop.
The PlantDrive.com website will become a repository of information for PlantDrive components and kits, as well as general information related to the use of carbon-neutral, sustainable plant oil fuels in diesel engines.
Mr. Beggs has relocated from the Salmon Arm/Enderby area to Cobble Hill (approximately 35 minutes drive north of Victoria, on Vancouver Island), and will continue to be active in the new operations, thus providing continuity of the service that has been offered to progressive, eco-conscious motorists since 1999!
Time to turn your diesel into a dual fuel system running used plant oil?
These parts will enable you to convert your vehicle, boat, engine or furnace. These conversions are also called SVO (straight vegetable oil) or WVO (waste vegetable oil) conversions.
We are working together with PLANTDRIVE and provide all necessary components for your conversion.
It is part of our core philosophy that we lessen the environmental impact of vehicles and running on used plant oil can make your fuel cycle carbon neutral.
Our prices are in Canadian $.