Sunshine Renewable Diesel is processed from recycled cooking oils, animal fats, and in the future Florida bioenergy crops with our patent pending process. Sunshine Renewable Diesel meets critical ASTM specifications in both the 975 Diesel and 6751 Biodiesel categories making it a unique renewable diesel product. Sunshine Renewable Diesel reduces as much as 97% of the carbon emissions from the diesel fuel it replaces making it the most effective diesel substitute for carbon reduction. Sunshine Renewable diesel utilizes an efficient distillation process rather than an expensive and carbon intense chemical transesterification process so we can offer significant savings and higher energy content per gallon to our customers compared to Biodiesel. Fleet owners can save up to 25% of their fuel expenses when using of Sunshine Renewable Diesel with our Alternative Fuel Conversion System. Oil companies can blend it with their diesel fuel to increase lubricity, Cetane, and renewable content per gallon while lowering their expense of fuel and customers emissions overall. Power companies can receive valuable Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and Producer Tax Credits (PTCs) when using it while their plants emissions and attaining a premium price per kWh of the resulting renewable energy. Sunshine Renewable Diesel can also help marine fleets comply with Emission Control Areas (ECAs) by acting as a “Drop in” replacement or blending solution to reducing sulfur emissions from ISO 8217 marine fuel oils. Today concerns about global warming, carbon emissions, the uncertainty of global crude oil supply, and the politics of countries where new oil supplies are being discovered, is rapidly strengthening the market for Biofuels. Sunshine Renewable Diesel fuel is not only more environmentally friendly; We also assure energy independence for companies, countries, and are creating new high paying jobs that have otherwise been lost to global competition and automation advances. Of the many Biofuels available, Sunshine Renewable Diesel presents the greatest value to diesel engine owners economically, environmentally, and socially.
Beyond our lower production cost, we are a community focused business in the areas we operate. We proudly established veteran preference and equal opportunity hiring policies. We collecting Used Cooking Oil feedstocks from restaurants and food processors as close to our plantas possible, pay top dollar for it, and then delivering the finished fuel as short of a distance as possible to your trucks, boats, fuel terminal, power plant, or non-profit organizations. We are more capital efficient than competitive technologies’ so we do not have to carry large capital debts, long transportation distances, and expensive chemicals used to create each gallon. So we can share our margin with our local restaurant partners and save money for local oil and fleet companies that rely on large volumes of diesel or fuel oil to do their job. We think this model is more sustainable, economically, ecologically, and socially.
Sunshine Renewable Fuel Development
The development of Sunshine Renewable Diesel’s business concept, formulation, refinery, and the alternative fuel conversion systems that allow its use in high speed diesels has evolved out of more than 20 years of research and development by unique and innovative thinkers in Germany, Western Europe, Indo-China, South America, and the United States. Much respect and credit should be given to these forward thinkers and institutions who provided the ground work for our team to innovate this fuel that can effect some many positively. Sunshine Biofuels team has spent the last 7 years and significant capital dollars in the development of and patent protection of these concepts into a practical, profitable, economical, product and business model. This model benefits both the suppliers, end fuel users, and our investors to a greater extent than any other biofuel solution on the market today. Our Sunshine Renewable Diesel Product is a proprietary product, as is the processing equipment we have designed, and the process we use to make it. In addition, Sunshine Biofuels Alternative Fuel Conversion technology also holds multiple patents and is available exclusively from Sunshine Biofuels.
Sunshine Renewable Diesel is not Biodiesel
Locomotives, Ships, and Power Plants - Low Speed Diesels
Commercial Transportation - High Speed Diesels
Better than Biodiesel
The problem with the US biofuel market place is the typical centralized US model requires significant funding and long distance supply chains. A new Biofuel refinery venture for either Biodiesel or Renewable Diesel is extraordinarily expensive. Capital budgets exceeding 1 million dollars per 1 million gallons production capacity are typical so large up front capital commitments with known and unknown risks for investors are the norm. The more expensive the facility construction costs per gallon produced, the more fuel capacity required to repay investors, leading to a minimum scale of facility that is not always able to be supported by regional or low cost feedstocks. In order to manufacture huge amounts of biofuel feedstocks into Biodiesel you have to transport huge volumes of feedstocks to and from the refinery. The transportation of these feedstocks to a centralized processing location and the redistribution back out to the market adds expenses to each gallon made. To make matters worse, Biodiesel manufacturing is relying on government subsidies (as much as $2.50 per gallon) available to these companies that manufacture Biodiesel with about 18% Methanol (an expensive petroleum product) and Potassium Hydroxide (high grade caustic/explosive chemical) and then they have to agree to sell it to an oil company to blend it with the petroleum supply through established petroleum fuel distributors. These companies have to survive large debts, transportation costs, and reliance on volatile petrochemical company’s Methanol price, to be mostly offset by a government subsidy to stay in business. Each issue eats up margin so by the time it gets to you it can only save pennies per gallon. Additionally, the small savings afforded by Biodiesel is spread out very thin in B20 (20% Biodiesel and 80% Diesel blend) blends with regular diesel. So Biodiesel in the form of B20 won’t save you a fortune but it will help us reduce our consumption of foreign oil and carbon emissions. Sunshine Renewable Diesel has a lower cost of both refinery construction and production allowing for all the benefits of Biodiesel but up to 25% fuel costs savings and almost 50% more carbon emission reductions than with Biodiesel.