Our Biodiesel Plant
Ever since it was set up in 2006, these facilities have been working 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 both as a component in diesel and as a component 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 is how we guarantee that any diesel engine powered 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 conducted by PRIO, in conjunction with other entities have shown that the most consumer-friendly mixtures of Biodiesel with regular diesel that are those containing 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 be safely used in polyurethane formulas since we guarantee lower water and contaminant levels than those allowed under the European quality standard.
PRIO BioFuels 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.