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Biodiesel is an alternative fuel similar to conventional or ‘fossil’ diesel and can be produced from vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, tallow, and waste cooking oil. The process used to convert these oils to Biodiesel, is called transesterification, and is only carried out locally by Bahamas Sustainable Fuels in partnership with Bahamas Waste. The resulting product is a non-toxic, biodegradable green fuel, which does not contribute to CO2 emissions while improving the engine life of vehicles that use it.
In 2010, Bahamas Waste launched a Million-dollar biodiesel facility, which continues to collect gallons of cooking oil from local restaurants in New Providence to create biodiesel, which is then used to fuel our fleet of trucks. At present, the majority of the Bahamas Waste fleet of trucks use a 50/50 blend of biodiesel to petroleum.
700 Islands Energy own and operates the largest Biodiesel refinery in the Caribbean in partnership with Bahamas Waste Limited, the Bahamas’ premiere, and publicly traded waste collection company. The refinery is located in Nassau on the Bahamas Waste campus. Bahamas Sustainable Fuels, the partnership entity produces and distributes locally produced high-quality Biodiesel for use as renewable fuel for transportation and power generation.