The global biodiesel industry has grown significantly over the past
decade, captivating various industry groups such as governments,
biodiesel producers, oil seed (feedstock) growers and end-users.
Some of the main drivers behind its tremendous growth include
increasing environmental awareness, changes in the political
environment and regulatory targets.
The company has developed environmentally friendly and
economically viable enzyme-based catalysts as an alternative for
the harsh chemical catalysts currently in use for mass production
of biodiesel. The company’s technology and derived products are
To introduce and successfully commercialize a new generation of
environmentally friendly, clean, and cost-effective enzyme-based
catalysts specifically designed for the biodiesel industry, as an
alternative to existing chemical catalysts.
The Main Advantages are: (i) No need for unfriendly chemicals which
harm the environment; (ii) Easier shipment and storage; (iii) Lower
equipment costs associated with manufacturing and storage; (iv)
Better quality glycerol, offering up to 96% purity (high quality); (v) Use
of cost-effective and high-grade raw materials; (vi) Reduced need for
heating; (vii) Lower sensitivity to water; (viii) Relatively fast reaction
time; and (ix) Potentially higher biodiesel yields.
Transbiodiesel was set up in May 2007 by Dr. Sobhi Basheer in
the Incubator for Technological Entrepreneurship – L.N. Innovative
Technologies LTD., located in Haifa, Israel. Currently, the company
includes the founder and three chemical engineers. The company
seeks potential investors for business development.