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Benefuel

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Stage

Series D | Alive

Total Raised

$21.27M

About Benefuel

Benefuel is a biodiesel process technology and production company with exclusive, patented global rights to next-generation technology for manufacturing biodiesel and bio-lubricants. Benefuel's ENSEL process produces biodiesel at a substantially lower cost than conventional methods by using lower cost, high free fatty acid feedstocks and converting them efficiently into biodiesel and glycerin.

Headquarters Location

110 West Sandy Lake Road Suite 102

Coppell, Texas, 75019,

United States

972-764-4500

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Benefuel Patents

Benefuel has filed 5 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Biofuels
  • Chemical processes
  • Commodity chemicals
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

4/9/2018

3/17/2020

Vegetable oils, Biofuels, Commodity chemicals, Chemical processes, Fatty acids

Grant

Application Date

4/9/2018

Grant Date

3/17/2020

Title

Related Topics

Vegetable oils, Biofuels, Commodity chemicals, Chemical processes, Fatty acids

Status

Grant

Latest Benefuel News

Benefuel to build biodiesel plant in Sarnia

Jan 23, 2019

Originally published at Biofuels International 85 views According to  The Observer  Benefuel has secured a site at the Arlanxeo bio-industrial park in Sarnia, to build a biodiesel refinery. The Observer states that Benefuel has been looking for a site in Sarnia that would have a plant capable of producing 75 million litres of biodiesel a year. Benefuel has said that the commercial scale plant will employ 40 workers; however the company is yet to release an estimate of how much it will cost to build the refinery. CEO Rob Tripp told The Observer, “Benefuel has begun engineering at the Sarnia facility and have secured the land for the project. We are currently fundraising now and if successful, we will proceed with the project.” Tripp continued by stating that Benefuel has successfully commercialised its patented process for manufacturing low carbon biodiesel and bio-lubricants from waste feedstocks, by using used cooking oil and byproducts from ethanol refining. The process has been run successfully at Benefuel’s biodiesel refinery in Nebraska for over two years said Tripp. “We are looking to leverage this success in the key low carbon markets, namely Canada, the US and the EU.”

Benefuel Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Benefuel's headquarters?

    Benefuel's headquarters is located at 110 West Sandy Lake Road, Coppell.

  • What is Benefuel's latest funding round?

    Benefuel's latest funding round is Series D.

  • How much did Benefuel raise?

    Benefuel raised a total of $21.27M.

  • Who are the investors of Benefuel?

    Investors of Benefuel include Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Flint Hills Resources, Suncor Energy and ITOCHU Corporation.

  • Who are Benefuel's competitors?

    Competitors of Benefuel include Fulcrum BioEnergy, Enerkem, Lynntech, Sapphire Energy, Hawaii BioEnergy and 12 more.

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