WHAT HAS MADE THE BUSINESS OPERATE IN ALL THESE YEARS?
Biofusion is a young minded energetic company focused on sustainability and renewables. The company has been is operation since early 2008 with its core focus on the production of biodiesel for the Eastern Cape. Waste vegetable oils are collected from over 250 different restaurants, fast food outlets and shops, the waste oil is then processed into biodiesel via the company’s facility. The biodiesel is then sold in bulk to courier companies, farmers and fleet operators. These businesses then benefit in operating on a lower cost and a green alternative while reducing carbon emissions.
AS A LONG STANDING BUSINESS OWNER THAT DEALS WITH BIO-FUEL IN EAST LONDON, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?
With any business having core values such as integrity, honesty, respect for people and goodwill, believing whole heartedly in the company’s mission and goals and staying self-motivated each day working towards those goals ultimately will lead the success of most businesses. Success does not happen overnight, it definitely comes down to being consistent day after day. From day one Biofusion strived to produce a higher quality product, whether we produced 1litre of biodiesel or 100 000 litres, every litre matters, every litre has to be perfect. This ethos is still strongly upheld.
WITH THE COMPANY BEING A GREEN ENVIRONMENT COMPANY, HOW DO YOU REDUCE THE COUNTRY’S RELIANCE ON IMPORTED FUEL?
The more fuel which could be produced locally the less the county would need reliance on imports. Locally produced biodiesel increases job creation, reduces harmful carbon emissions, decreased need for import of crude oil and reduces a waste product.
SOUTH AFRICA IS MOVING TOWARDS A GREEN ECONOMY WITH GOALS BEYOND 2020, WHAT ARE THE COMPANY GOALS IN REGARDS TO THIS?
As a Green company we are always striving for new innovation and technologies within the “green economy”. We believe the need for renewable energy and sustainability is paramount in today’s society. The company plans to reduce its reliance on conventional grid power and convert or at the least supplement its current power usage by installing solar and battery bank technology. Also due to the geographical location of the company’s facility and access to 10 ha of land the possibility of wind energy and gasification are also in the pipe line.
IF THERE IS ONE THING YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR CLIENTS TO KNOW ABOUT BIO-FUEL WHAT WOULD IT BE?
We are happy to announce Biofusion’s 10th birthday this year. Biofusion Biodiesel is completely safe to use in any diesel vehicle or machinery without modifications. Biodiesel can be mixed with conventional diesel or utilized in its pure form. It dramatically increases lubricity, prolongs the life of injectors and decrease engine wear. To the public please ensure your biodiesel comes from a reputable supplier or manufacturer and that it is tested. “just because it looks like biodiesel doesn’t mean it is.”
Please feel free to contact us for further information: Joshua Coetzee 082 464 2529 | Devin Romans 083 712 1716 | [email protected]