The Community Fuels Project is a venture where the community works together to manufacture their own fuel, to save them money and stress, with the guidance and support from the technical experts at South Australian Biofuels.
The site is run by the local community to supply fuel locally.
The site makes money; the profits can be reinvested into community projects and infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.
The site creates employment for both skilled and unskilled people, with all training conducted by South Australian Biofuels.
Once a community becomes part of the Bio-ULTRA network, SA Biofuels will work closely with them to ensure that they get the most out of the Community Fuels Project with ongoing assistance and support.
Community signs an agreement with SA Biofuels to set up a Community Fuels Project.
SA Biofuels supplies the equipment and technical expertise
The Community Fuels Project purchase oil and consumables from SA Biofuels for the first year
The Community Fuels Project sells the manufactured biodiesel to farmers and locals
Farmers use the biodiesel to plant and harvest their yearly crops and a fuel crop.
Farmers drop their seed off at the Community Fuels Project site for processing
The site makes fuel from the seed and gives it to the farmer for next year
Excess fuel is sold to the community
The by-products are sold creating revenue for the project
Steps 5 to 9 repeat each year