Scalable. Practical. Renewable.
Green Earth Fuels, LLC produces biodiesel via its subsidiary, Green Earth Fuels of Houston, LLC (GEFH).
Fuel-grade biodiesel is produced from any fat- or plant-based oil to strict industry specifications (American Society for Testing and Materials/ASTM D6751) through a refinery process called transesterification. This established process combines natural feedstocks such as vegetable oils or animal fats with a short chain alcohol in the presence of a catalyst.
Raw vegetable oil cannot meet biodiesel fuel specifications, nor is it legally registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as a permissible motor fuel for sale and distribution.
GEFH's 90 million-gallon-per-year biodiesel production facility located on the Houston Ship Channel utilizes a flexible, hybrid-batch operating mode of reaction and employs the rigorous quality standards and processes necessary to exceed ASTM-D6751 biodiesel specifications.
Exceptional product quality
Green Earth Fuels of Houston, LLC is committed to excellence with regard to human health, safety and environmental matters and to the quality of our products and services.Our organization has developed an Environmental Health and Safety program to assure compliance with applicable Local State and Federal law and best practices. We are committed to the occupational and environmental health and safety of our employees, our customers, our community and the public in general. The establishment of the Green Earth Fuels of Houston, LLC Quality Management System ensures an organized, systematic approach which serves as a framework to achieve these goals and to the continual improvement in all areas of our company. We strive to be a company recognized by our employees as the best organization to work for and by our customers as their preferred supplier.
A cleaner, safer alternative
- Biodiesel is an environmentally friendly, low vapor pressure, non-toxic fuel.
- Process is a simple chemical conversion of fats and oils into a non-hazardous methyl ester.
- All reactants are carefully controlled, recycled and reused in the production process.
- The closed loop processing system minimizes emissions and waste streams.
- The biodiesel production process does not create odor, noise or other public nuisances.