Upcycled biofuel is made by taking two waste-based ingredients – which would otherwise be dumped – and using our carefully developed processes – creating a clean, efficient fuel to run cars, trucks, buses and more all over Ireland.
GBI Waste-based Biofuel Ingredients
NON-FOOD GRADE CATEGORY ONE TALLOW
Tallow is a by-product of the meat processing industry. It is rendered fat – mainly made up of triglycerides.
Not all tallow can be used in food production. Non-food grade tallow really had no use in Ireland before we identified its potential and began processing it to create biofuel.
USED COOKING OIL
Our suppliers source used cooking oil from cafés, restaurants, hotels, canteens and recycling centres all over Ireland. This oil has been used in deep fat fryers, frying pans and roasting tins. It has sediment, burnt bits – it smells bad and it looks disgusting.
When tallow and used cooking oil goes through our processes of transesterification and distillation, it is completely clear and odour-free!
HOW BIOFUEL IS USED
Biofuel is added to diesel and petrol at a rate of 7% at the fuel pumps to help reduce carbon and emissions.
WHAT EFFECT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE?
With over half a billion litres of GBI’s upcycled biofuel being used per year in Ireland, we are helping to reduce carbon to the equivalent of taking 20,000 cars off the road!
If the minimum amount of biofuel mandated is increased by the government, we will be able to help even more.