Grown Fuel starts work on Port Moresby’s first used cooking oil (UCO) biodiesel plant


The plant is being built at Pacific Adventist University (PAU), the largest University in Papua New Guinea. The plant will be able to process all of the estimated 20 ton per month UCO generated in commercial kitchens in Port Moresby into ASTM D6751-08 B100 standardised biodiesel. To date there is no UCO collection in Port Moresby. Grown Fuel is designing, building and commissioning the plant, and will then train plant operators and provide on-going assistance to make sure that the highest fuel quality is achieved. PAU biodiesel project team is to be congratulated for their determination in getting this project off the ground.

Benefits of the project include:

  • Lower diesel fuel costs for PAU.
  • Lower green house gas emissions for PAU.
  • Removal of UCO from Port Moresby’s sewer system.
  • Research opportunities for PAU students.
  • A local biodiesel facility to assist PNG in adopting its own Biodiesel
    fuel standard.