Methes Energies manufacturing biodiesel unit for Aruba client
Methes Energies International Ltd. announced it has received a deposit from Antilla Energy VBA, formally known as BioFuel Aruba, to start the manufacturing process of one Denami 600 to be delivered to Aruba.
The Denami 600 is expected to be delivered in September. Antilla will utilize locally collected waste cooking oil to produce biodiesel that will then be blended with diesel fuel and distributed to clients across the island.
Nicholas Ng, president of Methes Energies, said, “We’re very excited about this project as it fits well with our business model. I believe that this is the first of many more manufacturing orders we will receive this year. We have been working with several clients that are, just like Antilla, at a point where they now need to order their Denami. It is a sometime a long process but at the end it is very rewarding for our clients and our company.”
Gregory Fung‐A‐Fat, managing director of Antilla Energy, added, “Our due diligence exercise took a bit longer than we first anticipated, but we are finally there and ready to go. We now look forward to receiving delivery of our first Denami with commissioning happening in the fourth quarter of this year. The plan is to grow our facility to about 6 MMgy so we are setting up in a way that will make it easy and cost effective to add 4 more Denami 600s as the market conditions allow. We’re glad to be doing our part to help Aruba reach its Green Aruba 2020 targets.”
Antilla Energy VBA is a national company focused on the development and implementation of island‐based biodiesel projects utilizing nonfood crop biodiesel feedstocks such as used cooking oil and algae.
Founded by life‐long biodiesel activist Gregory Fung‐A‐Fat, Antilla Energy VBA believes that the use of sustainably produced biodiesel in combination with demand reduction measures such as mass transit and transportation alternatives and in concert with technological advances such as diesel hybrids and light rail systems, can create an Aruba that is both energy independent and sustainable.
Antilla Energy VBA also believes that all used cooking oil generated by Aruba's restaurants should be captured and processed into biodiesel as part of this national sustainability strategy.