iLive Biodiesel

Though biodiesel production is done on a commercial scale in Europe and the USA, limited experience is available within South Africa. South Africa has sufficient Used Cooking Oil (UCO) feedstock available to produce a biodiesel for the local market. However, there is currently no biodiesel producer within South Africa guaranteeing its biodiesel to be in compliance with SANS1935 requirements; which is a barrier to market entry. iLive requests a grant from EEP to demonstrate the production of biodiesel from UCO in compliance with the SANS1935 Standard. The proposed demonstration project aims to raise the standard of biodiesel production in South Africa and increase trust of buyers; thereby stimulating the development of a biodiesel market. iLive has procured a biodiesel technology, secured UCO feedstock, biodiesel purchase agreements and a site. A financial model and construction plan has been developed. The demonstration project can be implemented within 3 months from obtaining the required funds. After successful completion of this demonstration project, a scale up to 7mill Ltr per year as well as decentralized small scale production units is aimed for.3.          

Project code: SA10003

Project Type: Pilot

Sector: Biofuels

Location of Implementation: South Africa / Gauteng Province

Duration (months): 12

Organization: iLive Sustainable Development Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Type of Organization: Private company

Project Office: 53 Grant St, Lilyvale, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Country of lead applicant: South Africa


Status: Completed