The BioCube Corporation has been invited by the organisers of GLOBE™ 2016 to exhibit the BioCube™ at the Globe 2016 Conference and Innovation Expo, held at the East Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre, from 2-4 March 2016.
Attended by The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, the conference is the latest in the GLOBE series held every two years in Vancouver to bring together the ‘best and brightest’ of the international sustainable business community.
The BioCube™ is a transportable biodiesel refinery design-engineered within a 20’ sea container. It can produce in excess of 1.5 million litres of high quality biodiesel from a variety of waste and renewable feedstock oils such as waste vegetable oil (WVO) from restaurants, canola, crude palm oil (CPO), soya, corn, coconut, pongamia and tallow. It can run off-grid on the biodiesel it produces or on-grid where electricity is available. Given suitable feedstock, biodiesel produced by the BioCube meets stringent ASTM quality standards and can be used directly to fuel any modern diesel engine without modification, replacing the need for carbon-intensive fossil diesel.
Biodiesel has many advantages over fossil diesel; it can reduce carbon emissions by up to 70%, has natural cleansing properties that make engines run cleaner and more efficiently – and being made from waste materials or oxygen-producing plants, it is carbon neutral and 100% renewable. Biodiesel produced from WVO in BC by the BioCube has a negligible carbon intensity index compared with fossil diesel.
“The BioCube helps communities and commercial enterprises control their own liquid fuel energy independence – for those with feedstock supply, it’s effectively their own green fuel station” said BioCube Director Peter Wilken.
“We recently commissioned a BioCube for a customer in a remote part of the Congo where diesel fuel is expensive and often unavailable. Without fuel for their Palm Oil Mill and for the trucks, tractors and diesel generators that keep the plantation running, thousands of people within the community it supports have their livelihoods threatened. The BioCube was transported from Canada to the Congo, then barged 1.500 kms upriver; it was operational within 48 hours of arrival and producing biodiesel from their excess CPO that went straight into diesel engines on the plantation. Not only is it protecting livelihoods and diversifying demand for their product, it is replacing expensive, imported fossil diesel that carries a large polluting carbon footprint, with clean, carbon-neutral biodiesel produced and consumed at the point of harvest.”
“This is a business model we see progressive governments around the world following in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania.” Says BioCube CEO David Tait.
“We’re still a young company moving into full commercialization, but we now have machines operating in four continents. We would love to showcase the product we produce in British Columbia here in Canada, in British Columbia and have been actively supportive in trying to do so. We have customers here in BC who want a BioCube; unfortunately political roadblocks and tough economics make biodiesel production unfeasible for them.”
“We believe we have a world-beating technology that has been developed and manufactured with our partners CBVL right here in Coquitlam…it’s a story we’re writing in Australasia, Africa and India right now …we’d like to be able to tell it by showcasing it here on our doorstep in North America as well.”
The BioCube is manufactured in Canada by CBVL based in Coquitlam, BC. The technology was recently awarded the prestigious Global Innovation and Friendly Energy Award by the Biodiesel Association of India in recognition of its ability to produce high quality biodiesel from renewable sources that improves India’s energy independence at a commercial and community level.
Head of CBVL Ed Tycholaz commented: “We have been working with BioCube since 2012 to design and engineer a machine that is defining the distributed biodiesel processing category. The BioCube 250 is manufactured to exacting Canadian standards to deliver an innovative solution that is safe, reliable and easy to operate.”
The BioCube will be exhibited at the Exhibition Centre, at location 1212, aisle 1200 on the Expo floor plan.
About The BioCube Corporation
The BioCube Corporation Ltd is an unlisted public company. The company designed, developed and manufactures the BioCube™; a compact, transportable and affordable community-sized biodiesel processor. The BioCube™ can process high quality biodiesel from a wide variety of feedstock that can be used directly in any modern diesel engines without modification. The BioCube fuels energy independence by making sustainable distributed biodiesel processing viable for commercial and community enterprises around the world. The company has operations in Queensland Australia, and Vancouver, BC Canada.
For more information please visit: www.biocubeco.com
Or contact Peter Wilken: firstname.lastname@example.org, M: +1 778 242 0188
CBVL Robotics has been providing engineered industrial automation solutions to clients worldwide for the past forty years. With manufacturing locations in metro Vancouver and Calgary, Canada, CBVL has the resources to manage project design, fabrication, testing, commissioning and installation. Our knowledgeable team provides innovative solutions for the most difficult of applications. BioCube is only one example of how we partner with our clients to achieve a successful world-class product.
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