Antigua’s Biodiesel Project

Antigua's Biodiesel Project

Antigua Guatemala is full of Quixotes who do not know about impossibles. Alejandro del Valle is such a Quixote who after careful consideration decided to take on the gigantic enterprise to convert the burnt cooking oil from all those restaurants around La Antigua Guatemala and Guatemala City into renewal biodiesel energy to be used in the Antigua’s City Hall vehicles and the Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro Hospital.

Come on, if after reading the above paragraph you don’t think you have to be a Quixote to take on such monumental project, just imagine for a second how many people you have to convince of the idea that converting burnt oil into biodiesel for the municipal vehicle fleet is feasible; never mind the ecological benefits. Come on, we are talking about business owners, Antigua’s Mayor and the City Council, investors and a long list of people throughout Guatemala and abroad. Alejandro del Valle and his supportive team did that.

The Antigua’s Biodiesel Project is something I believe in with all of my heart and I will come back to this project to highlight its merits and achievements as well as to show you the story behind the scenes. In the mean time, if you want to learn more about the people behind such a innovative enterprise, please visit their website at or just watch a couple videos to get an overview of the biodiesel project. Afterwards, please, come back and let us know your impressions about Antigua’s Biodiesel Project and share with us if similar projects are already in placed in your neck of the woods.

Are you interested in learning how to convert burnt cooking oil into biodiesel fuel?

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  • Thomas Wheeler

    Speaking of energy, my brother runs is truck and cars on on McDonald s french fry oil for the past few years . Stop by His place He’ll tell you all about it . Rudy I sure hope to see you this month when I’m down there from the 18 through the 31st and we will talk about more sponsorships Sincerely Thomas PS: I’ve seen that Church before .

  • norm kwallek

    Money talks, the city fathers will find that their fuel bill is much less over time with the bio.

  • Eric

    Ah, yes, to be a Quixote … to choose the most difficult path possible in life, to embark on the most impossible quests … but also, to be in the best company !
    Great post, Rudy. Something else to look forward to on my next visit. Pero, ahora … donde esta una Dulcinea autentica para mi ? Ja-ja-ja
    Andale, Rozinante !

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  • Hey,

    I called over to the owner today at Biopersa. I told Alejandro that I wanted to buy it for my company distribution vehicles and they told me that it was only a ‘project’ at this time. As a business owner in Guate’ I would pay a little more for an alternative energy, I hope it takes off-congrats Antigua.


  • i use Biodiesel on my car. i think everyone should use biodiesel so that each one can at least contribute to the environment.

  • we should patronize the use of Biodiesel because it is a renewable source and fossil fuels would soon be depleted. `

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