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“To produce a diesel fuel processed from natural vegetable oils” Our core competence is production of renewable and environment friendly ethanol and biodiesel fuels. We intend to satisfy constantly growing demand for biofuel worldwide.


With the acquisition of Biocardel Quebec facility produces biodiesel; Purthanol has brought to market Biofuel, Ethanol and Biodiesel. The product made from the transesterification of vegetable oils is called biodiesel or methyl ester. Although some media attention has been paid to using vegetable oils in diesel motors, biodiesel is a different product. The process removes and breaks larger and more viscous glycerol ester molecules that do not combust well in modern diesel engines. Biodiesel in the 21st century has moved out of experimental and niche markets and into the mainstream. It can be used in any diesel vehicle in pure form or blended in any proportion with regular petro-diesel. In 2001 the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) created the new standard for biodiesel, paving the way for car manufacturers to have consistent biodiesel to test in their diesel engines. Purthanol’s strategic goal in our biodiesel division is to become the leading supplier of biodiesel in both eastern Canada and Western Europe. Our  production facilities, each with a total of 40 million liters per year, will accomplish that objective. At Purthanol, we run our business in accordance with the Green Initiative, following its vital principles:


  • Respect and care about community of life, because we bring renewable and inexhaustible supply of energy to our society;

  • Ecological integrity, because our product is ecologically safe;

  • Social and economic justice, because our production process creates additional labor locally and within the community.




It is quite clear that the demand for biodiesel and bioethanol has skyrocketed since most Governments around the world have implemented the 5 to 10% ethanol and gas mixture. With diesel it represents a 2 to 5% mixture with biodiesel. The new EU directive on renewable energy, which has set a target of 10% to be achieved by 2020 National legislation in Finland, which has targeted 20% content by 2020, and Legislation in the US, which will require 20% content by 2022. In 2012, the European Commission proposed a major change to the EU’s biofuel legislation. This outlined splitting the existing 10% mandated biofuel content established for 2020 into two components, with biofuels produced from food crops limited to 5% of total traffic fuel consumption in 2020, and the remainder to be met by biofuels produced from waste, residues, and completely new types of raw materials. In addition to mandated usage levels set for biofuels, also global economic developments and the growth in the demand for petroleum products also play a part in shaping biofuel demand, as mandated usage levels are based on the overall consumption of road traffic fuels in many countries. Demand for renewable fuels has grown steadily in recent years as a result of rising bio-mandated content levels and growing demand for fossil diesel. Global biodiesel demand in 2012 totaled 21.8 million tons (21 million tons). Competition is expected to increase significantly over the next few years, as the marketplace prefers premium-quality biofuels of the type renewable diesel. High-quality ‘drop-in’ biofuels do not require modifications to existing vehicle engines or existing distribution and logistics systems. Premium-quality renewable diesel is also not limited by the 7% blending limit imposed on conventional biodiesel. Over 1.5 million of new premium-quality renewable diesel capacity is projected as likely to come on stream by 2015. This increased competition represents an opportunity, as it will reinforce the benefits offered by premium-quality renewable diesel in the eyes of both customers and legislators.


Our biodiesel meets the ASTM D6751 Canada. The application of this standard allows users to preserve all operational issues related to the use of that fuel. 


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