Euro 2016 Gets Biofuel Floodlights, Thanks to Joint Effort from Greentech Biofuels, Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro
(GreenTechBiofuels) Greentech Biofuels, an Irish Company based in Kildare Ireland specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro 2016.
The three organisations will join forces to produce large amounts of biodiesel, which will be used to keep the floodlights at Stade Geoffroy Guichard lit throughout the various games which will be played there during the European football tournament.
Greentech Biofuels have support and backing from Enterprise Ireland and have big plans to expand in France and in Europe. The company also has the support of Enterpise Irelands team on the ground in Paris France.
A member of the Greentech Biofuels team said, “This is a very exciting new partnership, and a fantastic opportunity for Greentech Biofuels Ireland to showcase our work on a European stage. Working with Ondane Agro and the Metropole of Saint Etienne, we look forward to showing how simple switches to biofuel can save energy without compromising on light quality or consistency.”
The Biodiesel used to fuel the floodlights of the Stade Geoffroy Guichard will be processed and produced using waste frying and cooking oils collected from restaurants and local business. The waste oil will be turned into high grade Biodiesel using a process called transesterification by Greentech’s mobile biodiesel processor, which can produce up to 1500 litres of B1OO high-grade biodiesel per day.
Greentech Biofuels was initially formed because of a desire by its shareholders and directors to carry out research and perform studies in relation to the production of biodiesel from negative problematic waste sources. The company plan to develop pre processing units that are “plug and play” that will connect to their biodiesel processor and finally convert this waste sources into biodiesel. The conversion of these waste sources to biodiesel will have a positive impact on the environment, and will encourage movement towards sustainable, renewable energy sources.
The biofuel experiment came as a result of the alarming quantities of waste oil and grease that pollute many areas of the world. Greentech Biofuel’s systems evolved with an emphasis on evaluating the many possibilities and technologies that are available to deal with a problem of this scale in a positive way. Using problematic waste , the team at Greentech are at an advanced stage with a solution to transform harmful waste into useful energy.
In the run up to the Euro 2016 event, Greentech will be working with Ondane Agro in Saint Etienne to demonstrate one of their prototype systems, which will produce up to 1500 litres of biodiesel per day. After the demonstrations of this new prototype has been completed, Greentech will deliver a brand new state-of-the-art biodiesel processor later in 2016, which will produce EN14214-grade biodiesel for Ondaine Agro.
Greentech are very excited and privileged to work with Ondane Agro and the Metropole of Saint Etienne. The team added, “This project is going to be an incredibly exciting one for all involved – Euro 2016 will be broadcast across the world, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to show that biodiesel is a viable alternative to traditional energy sources.” READ MORE