A Sustainably Fueled Future for Generations to come
SustainAgro Limited is a Canadian enterprise utilizing biomass technology and people of action to build a business designed to help us fast forward to a low carbon economy.
Who we Are
Social & Environmental Responsbility
Commercialization & Stage Gate Process
Who We Are
is a Canadian enterprise utilizing biomass pyrolysis technology and people of action to build a solution to support Canada’s climate change goals.
SustainAgro Ltd. is a renewable diesel and agricultural product manufacturing and sales company utilizing a world-class patented biomass pyrolysis technology to produce premium quality outputs of providing alternative solutions to the forestry’s use of cellulose with up to 4 value-added green and sustainable products.
This technology converts biomass to produce renewable diesel, bio-accelerant, high carbon content biochar, and graphene outputs. SA’s overarching goal is scalable emissions reduction, with a focus on low-carbon intensity operations, products, and partners.
We wish to be able to explain to our grandchildren in 20 years how we materially affected the climate crisis through our companies activities.
- Joey O'Brien - Chief Executive Officer
Joey O'Brien - Chief Executive Officer
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has projected biogas/ biomethane demand growth of 27% by 2030 and another 17% by 2040.
These forecasts already factor in the aggressive adoption of electric vehicles, indicating support on the demand side for biofuels. Given the ability of biofuels to act as a “drop-in” replacement (or supplement) in many of its use cases, we believe that biofuels will play a vital role in achieving these goals.
Pyrolysis is the thermal decomposition of materials at elevated temperatures in an inert atmosphere. By limiting the amount of oxygen at high temperatures; lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose convert into combustible gases and charcoal known as biochar. The word is coined from the Greek-derived elements pyro “fire” and lysis “separating”.
While many pyrolysis systems are creating value-added energy sources, all have varying energy, material yields, and consumables. These variables impact the feasibility of these technologies. SA’s technology provider has developed one of the most efficient Pyrolysis processes in the world. Operating at the highest known temperatures in the industry, the quality and quantity of the products produced are world-class.
Many people believe that biodiesel and renewable diesel are synonymous, but in fact, they are two different products. Biodiesel is typically made using animal fats and vegetable oils, while renewable diesel is made from cellulose. While there are many benefits to using biodiesel, some of the more positive characteristics of renewable diesel over biodiesel include: Similar shelf-life as petroleum diesel, does not need blending, can be used in the current pipelines and tankage, and has a lower cloud point.
As you can see in the diagram, the two fuels are produced using different technologies and processes to extract the syngas necessary to create fuel, hence the different chemical compositions.
SA’s renewable diesel is a direct diesel fuel substitute made from renewable materials (waste products), used to power diesel engines. SustainAgro produces synthetic diesel, which is renewable, manufactured domestically utilizing wood fiber and a biomass pyrolysis process to produce a product virtually identical to petroleum diesel, where there are many direct replacement applications.
On-road: Fleet vehicles, Heavy-duty trucks, School buses, Urban transit buses
Off-road: Agricultural equipment, Construction equipment, Forestry equipment, Locomotives, Marine vessels, Mining equipment
Stationary: Electricity generators, Furnaces, Pumps
Economic benefits: Can be locally produced almost anywhere, Strong industry pricing, Low supply, and high demand encourage new business opportunities in local markets (circular economy, Price per liter is on the rise, and expected to continue this trend for decades, can make a major impact on emissions reduction.
Environmental, Social and Governance
It is essential in these times that businesses are managed with ESG strategies in mind. At SA we believe in ESG conscious decision making, which has guided us down this current path towards scalable change. Some key factors include:
People: Diversity reporting, wage gaps, and health and safety
Planet: Greenhouse gas emissions, land protection, and water use
Prosperity: Employment and wealth generation, taxes paid, and research and development expenses
Principles of Governance: Purpose, strategy, and accountability informing risk and ethical behavior
SustainAgro Pledges to:
Drive ESG strategies through company culture and operations
Stay accountable and always be transparent with our ESG story
Measure clearly and take practical actions with trusted data
Commercialization and Stage Gate Process
SustainAgro has completed an in-depth evaluation of the technology, the patents, and the complete economic model. Commercialization is well underway in our Eastern Canada operations. The senior team is finalizing contracts, and working towards breaking ground in 2024.
We note the Federal Climate Action plan released in December 2020 identified the gradual carbon pricing growth to $170 per ton of GHGs by 2030. The new clean fuel standard is legislation, coming into effect in 2023, and the resulting decarbonizing of liquid fuels will increase the value of our carbon-neutral fuels. Thus providing a significant tailwind to our business.
Canadian Clean Fuel Standards
The Federal Carbon Tax Plan
Canadian Targets For The Paris Accord
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS PRODUCED INCLUDE:
A charcoal is produced from plant matter and stored in the soil as a means of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, increasing moisture/nutrient retention, improving resistance to pests, and has greater drought tolerance.
An organic, non-bleaching bio-stimulant that improves soil quality, controls plant growth, and is resistant to pests and diseases. While there are many possible applications, the most promising market for wood vinegar is related to agriculture and organic farming.
An allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of atoms arranged in a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice nanostructure. Graphene can be used in many construction materials, including nano-technology, bio-technology, quantum computing, superconductors, solar energy, EV batteries, etc.