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Jul. 22, 2017

Final Site Visit by EEP:


After nearly one year of planning and designing and an additional year of building and constructing iLive reached its final milestone within the EEP program! It is with great pride that we can announce iLive achieved the goals to establish a biodiesel facility. This would not have been without the great support through the EEP program. The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) is a Programme which promotes renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and clean technology investments. It has been an absolute privilege to have worked with the EEP staff at KPMG. We thank the Finish Government and all the staff at the EEP program for your belief in us and your wonderful support - without you this result would not have been possible!
As part of our 'giving back' commitments we have committed to share the design documents and student reports from this project. Please find below the link to the zip file with technical design documents used to establish the plant.

>>> Click here to down load the zip file

>>> Click here to link to the EEP website

EEP Logo

EEP at Biodiesel Plant

Dec. 23, 2016

The first 30,000 litres produced!


Since we have finished the civils and plant construction in April 2016, we started approximately 6 months later with the first production of the plant in October. It is with great excitement to see the first products to be made after such a long period imagining this in your thoughts. It did however come with many surprises and hurdles not anticipated. It has been a true hands-on learning experience! However, now at the end of 2016 year, we are proud to say that the first 30,000 litres of biodiesel have been made! A true satisfaction to see everything come together and working.

Fuel Sample

Apr. 22, 2016

Biodiesel Plant Construction Update:


In July 2015 iLive commenced with the establishing of its first biodiesel facility. It was at that point that the funding agreement with the Government of Finland through the Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) program was concluded and the project made its start. Nine months later the engineering designs are finished and the construction in full swing. It is a proud moment to see the civils complete and all the major pieces of equipment installed. We trust good progress will be maintained and that the first production of fuel will commence in a short few months.

Pellet Plant

Aug. 13, 2015

Request for Tenders on Biodiesel Project:


We hereby formaly invite engineering and construction companies to participate in the tender process of our biodiesel project starting. The tender details will be supplied in the documentsin teh link below. Thank you for your participation.

>>> Click here or on image to down load a copy

Pellet Plant

Jan. 16, 2014

Draft position paper on the SA Biofuels Regulatory Framework:


The draft position paper on the SA Biofuels Regulatory Framework was released 16 January 2014 for comments. It stipulates the implementation of biofuels with government interventions to reach a 2% penetration of biofuels in the SA fuel pool. This is to be achieved by financial incentives and mandatory blending of biofuels by petrol and diesel manufacturers.

>>> Click here or on image to down load a copy

Pellet Plant

May. 15-16, 2013

iLive Presents at Joburg Waste Summit 2013:


iLive presented at the Joburg Waste Summit 2013 in Sandton. During this summit iLive shared its views on the benefits of providing a green waste diversion strategy by diverting to a biomass pelletizing facilities. The Summit will provide input to Pikitup's new waste strategy to drive wastes minimization and diversion from landfill sites.


>>> Click here or on image to down load a copy of the presentation

>>> Click here to visit the Joburg Waste Summit website

Pellet Plant

Mar. 26, 2013

Technology for Biodiesel Manufacturing Procured:


iLive has in March 2013 procured a proven biodiesel technology and will continue to pursue the acquisition of finances to commission the facility and prove technical and financial feasability with this technology to produce biodiesel according to SANS1935 biodiesel specifications.

Pellet Plant

May. 14, 2012

Successfull Green Wastes Pelletization Pilot:


During the first half of 2012 iLive embarked on a pilot project to prove the technical feasibility of pelletizing green wastes from Joburg's garden waste sites (run by Pikitup). After three months the project goals were reached and the technology was successfully proven. The next step would be to engage with municipalities to to ramp-up the technology and build commercial facilities.

Pellet Plant

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