Women in Biodiesel

The Women in Biodiesel Supplier Development initiative aims to accelerate the commercial viability of participating businesses in order to strengthen the South African biodiesel supply chain – from the collection of used cooking oils (UCO) to the conversion of the UCO into biodiesel and the sale of biodiesel into the commercial market.

The initiative will provide business acceleration support, biodiesel technology and market access. The program will support the growth of viable women-owned businesses already collecting UCO and producing biodiesel (or who wants to expand operations to include collection and biodiesel production) in South Africa. Scaling potential for the initiative aims to collectively produce 6 million litres biodiesel per annum (the equivalent 26 000 MWh/year of renewable energy thus mitigating 15,000-ton CO2 per annum).