Produces biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), contributing to achieving SDGs, climate change mitigation efforts and the circular economy in Africa

Biodiesel Misr (BDM) is a young Egyptian start-up that produces biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), contributing to climate change mitigation and the circular economy in Africa. The overarching objectives that guide BDM’s activities are as follows: contribute to climate change mitigation efforts, reduce over dependence on fossil fuels; help achieve SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).

Established in Egypt in 2013, BDM has a production facility with a maximum capacity of 6,000 tonnes. BDM produces high quality biodiesel 100% from UCO collected locally as a feed-stock. Our product is exported to many leading European Oil & Gas companies. We invested heavily in R&D efforts to localize the technology to adapt to Africa’s conditions and currently producing biodiesel from multiple feed-stock, including “vegetable oil refiners waste” acid oil, and Fatty acid distillate. BDM’s unique technology is turning UCO into biofuels thus helping cities avoid blocked sewage systems, where UCO used to be discarded. Given the worsening climate change conditions in Africa and high diesel prices, BDM is eyeing the expansion in the African continent to be part of Africa’s success story as it is transitioning into low-carbon economic growth and creating green jobs for young Africans.