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Supplying Sustainable Biofuels

With 25% year on year growth globally –
Bio-Fuels is seen as a means to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. As a company, we see to spearhead this future on the African continent. Be a part of the solution today – transition to bio-fuels.

We deliver on-demand biofuel and
collect Used Cooking Oil.

WE USE MODERN PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION TO ENSURE WE STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME

Vision

Our vision is to be the number one supplier of sustainable and
high-quality biofuels on the African continent.

Mission

Our mission is to transform the biofuels industry in Southern Africa through innovation,
promoting a circular economy and through service excellence.

Biodiesel Explained

Biodiesel has a long history of development, from 1st generation bio-fuels to 2nd generation bio-fuels. Initially bio-fuels are made from the transesterification of vegetable oils from virgin crops, such as rapeseed and canola. Now second generation bio-fuels are being manufactured from waste products, or environmentally sustainable sources such as lignocellulose of bio-mass waste and algae.

We are seeking to promote innovation our company to shift to HVO (Hydro-treated vegetable Oil). Biodiesel is an alternative fuel to diesel, and it typically made from vegetable oil that is chemically modified.

A biodiesel blend is a combination of regular diesel mixed with our 100% pure biodiesel (known as B100). The most popular blend is known as B5 and is a blend of 5% pure biodiesel (B100) and 95% diesel. Biodiesel is produced from vegetable oils or animal fats and an alcohol, through a transesterification reaction. This chemical reaction converts an ester (vegetable oil or animal fat) into a mixture of esters of the fatty acids that makes up the oil (or fat).

Biodiesel is obtained from the purification of the mixture of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). A catalyst is used to accelerate the reaction.

Biodiesel is obtained from the purification of the mixture of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). A catalyst is used to accelerate the reaction.

Biofuels Sustainability Programme
For South Africa

Mapping the biofuels industry.

Developing global knowledge, expertise and technology exchange for the industry.

Continuous R&D to improve processes and quality.

Bringing the industry together to collaborate on a larger scale production and to lobby Government to change legislation.

Advantages

  • Renewable fuel, obtained from vegetable oils or animal fats.
  • Lower emissions of contaminants: carbon monoxide, particulate matter, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, aldehydes.
  • Lower health risk, due to reduced emissions of carcinogenic substances.
  • No sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.
  • May be blended with diesel fuel at any proportion; both fuels may be mixed during the fuel supply to vehicles.
  • Excellent properties as a lubricant.
  • Prevents waste going to land-fills or being discarded in other harmful ways.

We locally produce renewable and
sustainable biodiesel.

Be Conscious. Be Eco-conscious.

Our Eco-conscious label is designed to reward those who care about our environment, and a Greener Economy!

We truly believe that a transition to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly South Africa is possible.

The eco-conscious label is about enabling your bottom line, whilst doing good for the environment and above all creating more local green jobs.

Besides being part of a do-good business network,
that believes in the future of a greener and more socially equitable economy, we seek to offer you and your company a set of tangible benefits including the following:

An opportunity to be featured in our monthly newsletter and digital marketing platform showcasing your business to our networks.

Introductions and business synergy exchanges, between our members.

Free expert talks and seminars hosted online on how to increase your bottom line through implementing the “eco-innovation” approach in your business.

Access to research and development capabilities to enhance your business’ sustainability practices.

Access to services and products for your waste to be transferred into bio-fuels for your own use and thereby saving on fuel costs.

Our gold members and clients will receive cost reductions on certain products and services after 12 months.

Our Team

Dr. Pieter van Heyningen
[Group CEO]

Pieter has over 15 years experience in innovation and sustainability consulting and practice, having completed over forty large projects for government, universities and the private sector. He is also the founder of three companies, focused on creating positive impacts for sustainable development – SustNet, Kulu Bio-Fuels and Kulu Eco-services.

Role in group: Pieter is founder and group CEO of the SustNet group. He is primarily responsible for the group’s growth strategy including innovation, R&D, and project implementation.

CONTACT PIETER
pieter@sustnet.com

Merichen Jacks
[Administration & Finance]

Merichen has a qualification in Accounting Sciences, coupled with her experience in finance and second-to-none administration skills.

Role in group: Merichen’s primary responsibility is group finance and administration.

CONTACT MERICHEN
merichen@sustnet.com

Gradus Van Der Merwe
[Technical Operations]

Due to his vast experience, Gradus has gained most skills required to manage all aspects regarding; Construction, Wastewater management, Machines and implement maintenance,  Irrigation, Feed and Grazing, Dairy, Animal -Husbandry, Feedlot, Composting waste materials, worm composting as well as People management. In most areas, he leads by example. His qualifications range from G.H Boiler & Energy Services, Water Waste Treatment by Procep Chemicals, Four Lakes Artificial Insemination courses, and numerous others.

Role in group: Technical Operations and Hub Construction Manager for the SustNet Group.

CONTACT GRADUS
gradus@sustnet.com

Sam Bennet
[Business Development, Compliance & Stakeholder Engagement]

Sam Bennett is an expert in waste management, with more than 15 years’ experience in the waste industry, including resource beneficiation and water treatment. Her experience spans across the value chain from logistics to company waste strategies including change management.

Role in group: Sam’s role in the Sustnet group includes; business development, compliance, stakeholder engagement and customer service.

CONTACT SAM
sam@sustnet.com

Tayla Sim
[Marketing & Sales Coordinator]

Tayla has a marketing, communications and advertising qualification and is an expert branding strategist. She has several years of experience in assisting brands to get noticed, and has a passion for innovation and sustainability.

Role in group: Besides being the custodian of the “eco-conscious” brand, Tayla is responsible for all communications for the group.

CONTACT TAYLA
tayla@sustnet.com

Jason Fried
[Business Development, Sales and Logistics]

Jason Fried has been in the restaurant Industry for over 20 Years. His experience ranges from group operations manager to sales and logistics for restaurant and retail supply chains.

Role in group: Jason’s role in the SustNet group includes business development as well as sales and marketing.

CONTACT JASON
jason@sustnet.com

Stefan van Niekerk
[Group Operations Manager]

With Qualifications in Civil engineering, Project management, and 14 years of Management skills in the Construction industry. With his Project management skills working on big projects, building client relationships, working with professional teams, Completed successful projects from the feasibility stage to final completion. Skills of managing teams, materials, and finances.

CONTACT STEFAN
stefan@sustnet.com

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Location

8b Cavi Centre, Corner of BP Street & Montague Drive, Montague Gardens, Cape Town

Contact Us

079 294 4390
pieter@sustnet.com

MEMBERS OF THE SUSTNET GROUP

The PAIA and POPI Acts are available online at www.gov.za/documents/acts
The Company’s POPIA Policy and Section 51 PAIA Manual are available at the offices and requests can be made to Kulu Bio-fuels.