Peats Soil Managing Director Peter Wadewitz poses in front of one of the company

Australian Farm Products Company Runs On Its Own Biodiesel

Peats Soil, an organic garden and farm products manufacturer with three locations near Adelaide, runs its fleet of trucks on the renewable fuel.

Peats Soil, an organic garden and farm products manufacturer that makes potting mixes, soils, and mulches in South Australia, is creating biodiesel from the dirty water gathered from food manufacturing locations in the Adelaide area. The eco biodiesel will fuel a fleet of 14 new Scania trucks that will be used for Peats Soil’s collection and delivery operations throughout South Australia, according to an article published by the news service The Lead South Australia.

Peats Soil Managing Director Peter Wadewitz said that the project involves collecting residual water and then extracting fats from the water. Enzymes are then added to break down the fats, followed by 20 percent ethanol to assist in the completion of the process.

"We plan to produce a million liters of bio fuel in a year," Wadewitz said. "With additional investment, we can make it a continuous project."

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