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Circular Biofuels

21,6% Reserved Amount = € 0,00 € 32.420,51 of € 150.000
23

days left

5 yr

term

4.75%

a year

12 mth

grace period

monthly

instalment

B

rating

circular_economy

Circular economy

6. Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7. Affordable and Clean Energy

Equipment to produce biodiesel from used oils.

Impact

Environmental impact

  • Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions: biodiesel produced from used cooking oils is the biofuel with the lowest GEE emissions, guaranteeing a reduction of 88% on the total emissions. With the new equipment, the biodiesel produced by Biosarg (3.500 tons a year), will contribute to avoid the emission of 11.056,87 tons of CO2 a year, by substituting fossil fuels.

  • Less water contamination and negative environmental impact resulting from the improper disposal of cooking oils: when inadequately and illegally deposited in the sewage, it provokes the contamination of huge amounts of water (one litter of oil wrongly disposed pollutes around 1 million litters of water), is highly toxic to the oceans, rivers, and lakes, and other natural ecosystems. Besides this, biodiesel biodegradation contributes to raise GEE emissions.

  • An incentive to recycling: Biosarg foments the adequate deposition and recycling of used cooking oils from the 350 restaurants that are the company's partners.

Social impact

  • Incentive to local economy: restaurants need a paid license for the oil disposal. By being Biosarg partners, the promoter becomes responsible for the oils disposable which results in the restaurants not having to pay for the license. On top of this, they pay a service provider to perform this operation, creating another revenue stream.

  • Contributing to the circular economy: the concept of the circular economy is based on the reduction, reuse, recovery, and recycling of materials and energies. It, therefore, substitutes the concept of end of life, used in the linear economy. This project generates a circular economy by valuing used cooking oils through its reutilization.

  • Raising people awareness about environmental questions relative to the improper disposal of used cooking oils.

Project Information

Biosarg is a Portuguese certified company dedicated to the production of biodiesel, using an innovative cavitation technology – Biotron CT.

Renewable energies have different types of sources – the ones using biological sources are named bioenergy. Therefore, biomass, and liquid and gas biofuels (biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, and hydrogen) are all named bioenergy. Made from recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel that can replace fossil fuels without any modification.

The promoter is currently developing an expansion project and improving its biodiesel factory. This project has a global amount of € 420.000: € 150.000 will be raised through GoParity and the remaining will be invested by new partners that will join the company. The loan granted through GoParity will be used to buy new equipment that will be pledged for the loan – a new generation Biotron CT machine with 1000L capacity and a tank system with 300.000 L capacity. This equipment will allow the company to increase its efficiency and production capacity. The company is also considering buying additional equipment to transform the glycerine produced (the only waste produced throughout the fabrication process), making the production even more environmentally friendly.

Biosarg produces biodiesel from used cooking oils, that the company collects from its own local network of restaurants. The promoter is licensed by the Portuguese Agency for the Environment to produce biodiesel. The oils are collected on the restaurant locations by a service provider contracted and certified by Biosarg. All the restaurants have a Biosarg stamp that identifies them as oil providers eligible to recycle.

Financial Viability

Biosarg’s production is made from used cooking oils from a network of around 350 Portuguese restaurants. This project will increase the company’s capacity to produce biodiesel, increasing its revenues.

23

days left

5 yr

term

4.75%

a year

12 mth

grace period

monthly

instalment

B

rating

circular_economy

Circular economy

6. Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7. Affordable and Clean Energy

Equipment to produce biodiesel from used oils.

21,6% Reserved Amount = € 0,00 € 32.420,51 of € 150.000

Impact

Environmental impact

  • Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions: biodiesel produced from used cooking oils is the biofuel with the lowest GEE emissions, guaranteeing a reduction of 88% on the total emissions. With the new equipment, the biodiesel produced by Biosarg (3.500 tons a year), will contribute to avoid the emission of 11.056,87 tons of CO2 a year, by substituting fossil fuels.

  • Less water contamination and negative environmental impact resulting from the improper disposal of cooking oils: when inadequately and illegally deposited in the sewage, it provokes the contamination of huge amounts of water (one litter of oil wrongly disposed pollutes around 1 million litters of water), is highly toxic to the oceans, rivers, and lakes, and other natural ecosystems. Besides this, biodiesel biodegradation contributes to raise GEE emissions.

  • An incentive to recycling: Biosarg foments the adequate deposition and recycling of used cooking oils from the 350 restaurants that are the company's partners.

Social impact

  • Incentive to local economy: restaurants need a paid license for the oil disposal. By being Biosarg partners, the promoter becomes responsible for the oils disposable which results in the restaurants not having to pay for the license. On top of this, they pay a service provider to perform this operation, creating another revenue stream.

  • Contributing to the circular economy: the concept of the circular economy is based on the reduction, reuse, recovery, and recycling of materials and energies. It, therefore, substitutes the concept of end of life, used in the linear economy. This project generates a circular economy by valuing used cooking oils through its reutilization.

  • Raising people awareness about environmental questions relative to the improper disposal of used cooking oils.

Project Information

Biosarg is a Portuguese certified company dedicated to the production of biodiesel, using an innovative cavitation technology – Biotron CT.

Renewable energies have different types of sources – the ones using biological sources are named bioenergy. Therefore, biomass, and liquid and gas biofuels (biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, and hydrogen) are all named bioenergy. Made from recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel that can replace fossil fuels without any modification.

The promoter is currently developing an expansion project and improving its biodiesel factory. This project has a global amount of € 420.000: € 150.000 will be raised through GoParity and the remaining will be invested by new partners that will join the company. The loan granted through GoParity will be used to buy new equipment that will be pledged for the loan – a new generation Biotron CT machine with 1000L capacity and a tank system with 300.000 L capacity. This equipment will allow the company to increase its efficiency and production capacity. The company is also considering buying additional equipment to transform the glycerine produced (the only waste produced throughout the fabrication process), making the production even more environmentally friendly.

Biosarg produces biodiesel from used cooking oils, that the company collects from its own local network of restaurants. The promoter is licensed by the Portuguese Agency for the Environment to produce biodiesel. The oils are collected on the restaurant locations by a service provider contracted and certified by Biosarg. All the restaurants have a Biosarg stamp that identifies them as oil providers eligible to recycle.

Financial Viability

Biosarg’s production is made from used cooking oils from a network of around 350 Portuguese restaurants. This project will increase the company’s capacity to produce biodiesel, increasing its revenues.

Biosarg, Unipessoal LDA

Active since
2007
Fiscal Country
Portugal
Operating in
Setúbal
Industry
Energy
GoParity Loans
1
Website
About Biosarg, Unipessoal LDA

Funded in 2007, Biosarg Lda, is a small company based in the district of Setúbal, Portugal. Its main activity is the production of biodiesel from used cooking oils and the trading of biodiesel.

Its managing partner and founder, Manuel Castro Norton Vaz Pinto has more than 12 years of experience in the energy sector.

At the moment the company has 4 employees and their operation is located in a rented factory of 500 square meters, in the center of Portugal.

The Business Model

Biosarg is a certified Small Dedicated Producer, using an innovative cavitation technology to produce biodiesel from used cooking oils. 

The promoter gets the oils for free from Its local network of partners (around 350 Portuguese restaurants). In exchange, the promoter is responsible to collect the oil on the locations, subcontracting a service provider to perform this operation.

As a small Provider, Biosarg sells the biodiesel directly to the end consumer (big passenger and freight transportation companies).

This certification allows the company to benefit from fiscal benefits (tax exemption charged over oil and other energy products), being limited to a maximum production of 3.500 tons a year.
For this project, new partners will join the company with a minimum of 350.000€ equity.

Track Record

Biosarg buys on average 300.000 liters of oil a year, mainly to Portuguese and Spanish companies, producing 100.000 liters of biodiesel that is sold mainly to Portuguese transportation companies. The remaining oil (200.000 litters) is sold to other biodiesel producers.

Promoter Rating: B

Guarantees

This project is guaranteed with the pledge of the equipment installed (Biotron CT 1000L and a tank system).

Biosarg, Unipessoal LDA

Active since
2007
Fiscal Country
Portugal
Operating in
Setúbal
Industry
Energy
GoParity Loans
1
Website
About Biosarg, Unipessoal LDA

Funded in 2007, Biosarg Lda, is a small company based in the district of Setúbal, Portugal. Its main activity is the production of biodiesel from used cooking oils and the trading of biodiesel.

Its managing partner and founder, Manuel Castro Norton Vaz Pinto has more than 12 years of experience in the energy sector.

At the moment the company has 4 employees and their operation is located in a rented factory of 500 square meters, in the center of Portugal.

The Business Model

Biosarg is a certified Small Dedicated Producer, using an innovative cavitation technology to produce biodiesel from used cooking oils. 

The promoter gets the oils for free from Its local network of partners (around 350 Portuguese restaurants). In exchange, the promoter is responsible to collect the oil on the locations, subcontracting a service provider to perform this operation.

As a small Provider, Biosarg sells the biodiesel directly to the end consumer (big passenger and freight transportation companies).

This certification allows the company to benefit from fiscal benefits (tax exemption charged over oil and other energy products), being limited to a maximum production of 3.500 tons a year.
For this project, new partners will join the company with a minimum of 350.000€ equity.

Track Record

Biosarg buys on average 300.000 liters of oil a year, mainly to Portuguese and Spanish companies, producing 100.000 liters of biodiesel that is sold mainly to Portuguese transportation companies. The remaining oil (200.000 litters) is sold to other biodiesel producers.

Promoter Rating: B

Guarantees

This project is guaranteed with the pledge of the equipment installed (Biotron CT 1000L and a tank system).