The PRIO Biodiesel plant is located in the port of Aveiro and can produce 113,880 tonnes a year, plus there is a quality control laboratory that works 24 hours a day.
Our Biodiesel Plant
Ever since it was set up in 2006, these facilities have worked hard to ensure that PRIO products are always up to date and constantly being improved. This is why PRIO collaborates with many research and development institutions to conduct tests with various universities. The results of these tests, and particularly the satisfaction of our consumers, are the proof of the high quality of PRIO Biodiesel as a component in diesel and in specialised chemical formulas. PRIO also provides its clients with the chance to jointly develop formulas that are optimised to their own situation.
PRIO Biodiesel is produced in accordance with the most advanced technologies to ensure the quality of the final product. Our high quality standards mean we comply with the European Quality Standard EN14214 and ensure a product with the most demanding specifications. This way we ensure that any diesel engine driven by PRIO Biodiesel maintains its performance while reducing its impact on the environment.
All road diesel produced in Portugal since 2010 has 7% Biodiesel. By using PRIO diesel we ensure greater lubrication, greater efficiency and better engine performance.
Safety and Economy
Various studies PRIO has conducted in conjunction with other entities have shown that the mixtures of Biodiesel with regular diesel that are best for the consumer are between 10% and 30% Biodiesel. Lower consumption is quite clear in these cases although the ideal proportion depends on the most common journeys, driving style and the vehicle's engine. At PRIO, we are willing to find the ideal fuel for you through detailed analysis and tests. PRIO Biodiesel – an ideal formula for every case.
Because of its exceptional solvency and viscosity, PRIO Biodiesel, is an excellent plasticiser that can be used in various formulas of polyurethanes ensuring a safe alternative to traditional products that have negative implications for the environment.
It is extremely important for these applications to ensure low levels of water and contaminants - thanks to the work we have conducted over the past years, PRIO Biodiesel can safely be used in polyurethane formulas since we guarantee lower water and contaminant levels than those allowed under the European quality standard.
PRIO Biocombustíveis has an integrated management system that has been implemented and certified since 2009 in the areas of the Environment – NP EN ISO 14001, Quality – NP EN ISO 9001 and Safety – OHSAS 18001. The International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) benchmark has been implemented in the organisation since 2013.
Prio Biocombustíveis is associated with the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD), and has underwritten the Charter of Principles, including the adoption of recognised standards and practices in line with management, ethics, social, environmental and quality standards.
OPEN DAY AT THE PLANT
Would you like to see how the PRIO Biodiesel plant works? Visiting day is on the first Thursday of each month. We invite schools and businesses to visit the Biodiesel plant at the PRIO headquarters in the port of Aveiro. There is a limited number of visitors per visit, so please book in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org