2017 Aug 17 Press Conference 記者招待會
ASB receives palm stearin from EPD turning biodiesel from waste
ASB接收棕櫚硬脂轉化為生物柴油

2017, Aug 17

ASB Biodiesel (Hong Kong) Limited (ASB) has reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Department in regard to receiving palm stearin collected from the beaches and turning them into green fuels — biodiesel. 

ASB生物柴油(香港)有限公司(ASB)與環保署已達成協議,接收在海上及泳灘收集到的棕櫚硬脂,並把棕櫚硬脂轉化為綠色燃料—生物柴油。

2017, Aug 17 新聞稿/ Press Release

ASB receives palm stearin from EPD turning biodiesel from waste

ASB Biodiesel (Hong Kong) Limited (ASB) has reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Department in regard to receiving palm stearin collected from the beaches and turning them into green fuels — biodiesel. All the profits will be donated to local green groups for supporting their work in Hong Kong.

Turning Energy from Waste 

Recently, the government and the society have made joint efforts in cleaning up the beaches which are polluted by the palm stearin. “We have kept a watchful brief on the oil spill incident since it was happened. As part of the society, we would like to help the society solve the problem through turning the palm stearin into biodiesel and investing in the society,” saidMr. S.M. Cheung,the CEO of ASB. After going through technical processing in ASB, the palm stearin will be turned into biodiesel.

“Giventhe palm stearin are mixed with sand or other impurities, it is difficult to turn them into candles or soaps. However, secondary pollution would definitely occur if they are dumped into the landfill. ASB will utilise our technology and capacity to turn the palm stearin into clean and useful biodiesel,” added Mr. Cheung.

Biodiesel can ease air pollution problem

As the biggest waste oil treatment business in Hong Kong, ASB actively cooperates with over 10,000 restaurants to recycle waste oil and grease waste, turning them into low carbon fuel. Not only does the production of biodiesel recycle the waste oil but also avoid waste oil going back to the food chain, which prevents food safety problem and safeguards public health. Besides, using biodiesel instead of traditional diesel will reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. “ASB can fuel every diesel engine on Hong Kong’s roads with B10 (10% blend), which is able to offset 268,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, around 3.6% of the total emitted by Hong Kong’s transport sector,”Cheung explained.

Actively promote the application of biodiesel in the society

The Hong Kong Government is promoting the application of biodiesel through carrying out B5 diesel pilot scheme and adding the requirement of mandatory use of B5 diesel in all government projects. Currently, Zero Carbon Building and oil companies are our major client. For the sake of promoting the application of biodiesel in the society, ASB will continue to work with corporates which need sustainable growth by supplying biodiesel. In the future, ASB will actively promote the application of B100 generator in order reduce the emission of pollutants as many as possible.

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About ASB Biodiesel (Hong Kong) Limited

Established in 2007, ASB Biodiesel (Hong Kong) Limited’s biodiesel factory in Tseung Kwan O was opened in 2013 with the capacity to produce 100,000 tons of low-carbon transport fuel per year. Adopting advanced technology, our facility can process multiple feedstocks, including cooking oil, grease trap oil, etc. This is enough to fuel every diesel engine on Hong Kong’s roads with B10 (10% blend), which is able to offset 268,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, around 3.6% of the total emitted by Hong Kong’s transport sector.

Our fuel also meets the EN 14214 standard of the European Committee for Standardization, ASTM6751 standard of the US as well as China standard. It can be used in biodiesel engine directly.

ASB接收棕櫚硬脂轉化為生物柴油

ASB生物柴油(香港)有限公司(ASB)與環保署已達成協議,接收在海上及泳灘收集到的棕櫚硬脂,並把棕櫚硬脂轉化為綠色燃料—生物柴油。在扣除必要成本後,ASB將捐出由此所得盈利予本港環保團體,以支持本地環保工作。

轉廢為能 回饋社會

近日,棕櫚硬脂污染香港不少海灘,有賴政府部門及社會各方的努力,成功清理海灘上的棕櫚硬脂。ASB行政總裁張少明表示,在油污事件發生後,一直關注事件,希望能夠為解決油污問題出一分力,妥善地處理廢物,轉廢為能,回饋社會。ASB於接收棕擱硬脂後,將進行技術加工,轉化為生物柴油。

張少明指出:「棕櫚硬脂的油脂夾雜泥沙及其他污染物,故此難以製成蠟燭或肥皂等物料。如果讓棕櫚硬脂棄置堆填區,將變成二次污染。只有靠我們的技術與設備,才能大規模將這些棕櫚硬脂轉化為有用和潔淨的生物柴油,化廢為能。」

生物柴油有助減少空氣污染

ASB作為香港最大廢食用油處理商,一直積極與超過10,000間餐廳合作,回收廢食用油和隔油廢油等,使它再生成為低碳運輸的燃料。生產生物柴油,不但能夠回收廢置食用油,更能避免它們重返食物鏈,有助保障公眾食品安全及健康。此外,若果以生物柴油取代傳統柴油,更有助減少溫室氣體和部份空氣污染物的排放。張少明解釋道:「ASB能為全港柴油引擎提供B10燃料(10%混合配方),從而每年減少268,000噸溫室氣體,相等於全港交通運輸排放量3.6%。」

積極推動生物柴油的應用

香港政府正在推動生物柴油在香港的應用,包括啟動了B5柴油先導計劃。另外,政府亦要求所有政府項目必須使用B5柴油。目前ASB主要用戶為「零碳天地」及香港各大油公司等。ASB計劃與有持續發展需要的企業合作,提供生物柴油。ASB亦會積極推動B100柴油發電機在香港的應用,務求達至最大可能減少污染物的排放。

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 關於ASB 生物柴油(香港)公司

ASB生物柴油(香港)有限公司於2007年在香港成立,將軍澳廠房於2013年落成,是一家年產10萬噸生物柴油的公司。ASB採用先進的多種原料技術,將廢食用油和隔油廢物等可回收及再生原料轉換化成為低碳運輸燃料,可為全港柴油引擎提供B10燃料(10%混合配方),從而每年減少268,000噸溫室氣體,相等於全港交通運輸排放量3.6%。

ASB所生產的生物柴油,符合歐盟EN14214、美國ASTM6751及中國標準,此生物柴油更可直接用於柴油引擎。

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