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Bio-Diesel Pumping out Safe Energy
(Sunday World) From the remotest part of South Africa, in the town of Kuruman, Northern Cape, Kealeboga Hoti and her business team are producing environment friendly carbon-free biofuel. -- Hoti, a biochemist, is the co-founder and owner of Lamo Fuel, a bio-diesel manufacturer that is primarily developing a variety of fuel models, such as bio-diesel which is extracted from sunflower oil seeds.
She says Lamo Fuel was established in May 2014 after recognising the "spurring growth" in renewable energy integration into South Africa's mainstream economy.
"I'm producing biodegradable products, used as an alternative to products that are harmful to the environment," she says. "We produce renewable, biomass energy derived and manufactured from the sunflower seed oil.
Her clients come from different backgrounds, including the government's departments of transport and energy, as well as the mining and agriculture sectors.
"We aim to produce five million litres of bio-diesel by 2019 from locally farmed sunflower seeds."
Lamo Fuel is in the first phase of constructing a production plant to produce five million litres of bio-diesel annually to conform to the South African National Standards (Sans 1935) Automotive Diesel Specification standard.
"The strategy is to target mining companies operating in the Northern Cape and North West provinces, before rolling out to other provinces in the country."
Using the Mapfura-Makhura facilities, the company produced samples of bio-diesel that were successfully tested and approved by farmers for use in their tractors. READ MORE