Of the 21 billion litres of waste oil produced each year, only 10% of this is properly re-refined and recycled, often due to lack of space in traditional refineries. In regions where a proper re-refinement facility is unavailable there is a greater chance the waste oil will be improperly disposed of, either by being buried, burned or dumped. This environmentally hazardous disposal allows hazardous chemicals, often linked to asthma and cancer, to be released into the environment - directly into the soil, air and water.
HD-Petroleum has acknowledged this worldwide problem, and come up with a solution. Their revolutionary technology is able to re-refine waste oil into high quality diesel fuel, all while only taking up roughly the space of a tennis court.
Their distinct three step process allows the waste oil to be effectively re-refined, while having less overall environmental impact. By bringing the solution to the problem the high quality diesel fuel can be re-used in the same region, reducing the costly collection and distribution process normally associated with re-refining waste oil.
The initial prototype for HD-Petroleum’s technology was originally created by Barney Habicht, and later perfected by his grandson Todd Habicht, the company’s founder. Todd and his team understand that while it may not be something you normally take the time to stop and think about in your day to day life, waste oil is a concern for everyone. Each day they continue to build on the idea that effective waste oil re-refining should be available to all communities.