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  • Mobile BioFuel Technologies Business Summary:

    Mobile BioFuel Technologies Inc. (MBT) has created an exciting new cutting edge product. MBT is unveiling the worlds first

    and only industrial grade Mobile Biodiesel Refinery. The mission of MBT Inc. is to manufacture and distribute these Mobile

    Biodiesel Trailers as well as other biofuel processing equipment to farms, cities, schools and businesses the world over, thus

    reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and encouraging environmental stewardship. We first introduced mobile biodiesel

    refineries in 2008. Early into the introduction phase we made the difficult decision to stop production and return to the

    drawing board. The motivation to reengineer our mobile processors was twofold. First, we immediately realized that we

    had discovered a profound niche in the biodiesel refining market that offered enormous global potential. This brought us to

    the conclusion that it was in the best interest of MBT to create a safer, more user-friendly machine capable of producing

    larger quantities of fuel. We decided to invest heavily into researching and developing the latest technologies and

    incorporating industrial quality components and construction throughout our top of the line Mobile Refineries. What we

    have created simply has no peers. These units can produce vast amounts of premium biodiesel with very little labor and are

    engineered to handle even the heaviest of production demands and any business that spends money on diesel fuel for

    vehicles, equipment, heat or power is our potential customer.

    Recognizing the urgent demand and need for just such technology we are now offering these extraordinary machines to the

    world market.

    Market - Business Development Target:

    Domestically the US potential markets for these processors are exceptional. WVO / FOG collection companies, Farmers and

    Agriculture, Restaurant Chains, Distribution Centers, Snack Food Companies, Food Service Delivery companies. Colleges,

    Prisons, Public Transportation, Cargo shipping and Marinas, and potential select distributors such as John Deer, Caterpillar

    etc. Our initial goal is to capture the very key restaurant oil collection companies market. By securing the oil collection

    market we will achieve two important advantages. First it is beautiful synergy with this market segment because of their

    unique abundance of the raw material (feedstock) needed to make biodiesel and the fact that their collection trucks

    Investment and Business Summary

  • require diesel fuel. Second we will create strategic alliances with these companies thus contractually securing feedstock for

    our future customers. The oil collection companies will realize three distinct benefits in owning their own processing

    equipment. They will save extraordinary amounts of money in producing their own fuel from the feedstock they collect.

    Fuel cost for them will be about $0.90 per gallon down from a national average of $4.09 (a savings of $3.19 per gallon) as of

    this writing. They will also be able to market the fact that they are a green company leaving a reduced carbon footprint by

    recycling the oil they collect. This will encourage more restaurants to do business with them thus increasing their market

    share. And last but definitely not least the increased lubricity of biodiesel over petroleum diesel reduces maintenance cost

    while increasing engine life.

    Over the last two and a half years Verde BioFuel, a subsidiary of MBT, has

    been in R&D developing our second generation biodiesel refineries. These mobile processors are industrial grade units

    designed for hard industrial scale use in the national and international markets.

    The scale of our international opportunities can hardly be measured. Initially: Jatropha, Palm, Milletia, and Maringa

    Plantation owners /managers in Central and South America. However we are getting inquiries from all over the globe.

    Because our processors are capable of refining all vegetable oils, rendered animal fats and recycled fryer grease into

    biodiesel they have significant value in almost every country in the world. Many nations are ahead of the U.S. in biodiesel

    awareness and production. Most foreign countries have an equal or larger number of diesel vehicles versus gasoline

    models. The price per gallon savings on biodiesel is usually higher internationally due to the fact that fuel is not as heavily

    subsidized abroad. Countries like Indonesia for example have a tremendous need for our unique processors. Indonesia has

    the 4th largest population on earth. Comprised of over 14,000 separate islands they are now the worlds leader in biodiesel

    feedstock (raw oil) production. They harvest the oilseed, press the oil and sell this feedstock to China. China then refines it

    into biodiesel for internal consumption or for sale to Europe, leaving Indonesia desperate for fuel to run the nations many

    ferries, bus lines, power generations and farm implements. Mobile refineries are the missing link in this chain. Feedstock +

    Mobile Refineries = Fuel. To construct a centralized large scale refinery on one of the 14,000 islands, then build the

    necessary infrastructure to get the feedstock to said refinery and the infrastructure to distribute finished biodiesel back to

    the islands is simply unfeasible. With our self-contained, mobile units these challenges disappear. This is but one case of

  • many, i.e. all of Southeast Asia, Africa, Haiti, Brazil, Australia.

    Feedstock :

    The international feedstock market is massive one example specifically is GXE's Jatropha report focused solely on Jatropha

    Curcas. We can extrapolate from these reports that there are many strong indicators of a greater need for a small scale

    mid-market level refinery outside the US. Even if we ignore the fact that we have received unsolicited inquiries from 29

    countries, we can analyze the amount of existing oil crop plantations there are and take into consideration the projected

    amount. There is a global "gold rush" happening to fulfill the worlds biodiesel demands especially with government

    mandates being implemented a very rapid rate. This rush started in Africa and Southeast Asia, according the GXE report

    and is "making it's way west" to Central and South American countries. According to the GXE report an estimated 49% of

    plantations in 2013 will be under 1000 Hectares. (Ha) 21% of will be R&D/research plantations. These are prime targets for

    small scale refineries. This will make up 70% of the projected 13M Ha, (9.1 million Ha) If we multiply this by the average

    yield of 800 gallons per Ha this mean there are an estimated 7.2 billion gallons of Jatropha Oil that will need refining from

    plantations that are smaller than 1000 ha. each where our mobile unit is a perfect fit. (Please keep in mind that farms have

    achieved as much as 2000 gallons per hectare on their plantations)

    If we look at the infrastructure of these plantations we can determine that:

    1.) A portion of these large plantations are either owned or managed by domestic entities, such as GFE Global, and GCE

    farms. Steven Francis the CEO of McDonald Francis Farms, who is just now expanding into the Global Jatropha Market

    (they were mainly camelina) told me that, although they own a very large 2 million gallon year (mgy) refinery, most of

    these companies do not and cannot afford the 10+ million dollars it costs to build one. So they are forced to sell the Crude


    2.) The rest of these plantations appear to be made up of very small farms, some have formed co-ops, and these farms

    would directly benefit from having a small scale refinery.

    Another interesting and still (relatively new) business model is the multi-purpose real estate market; micro investments in

  • land plots suitable for development years down the road. In the mean time Jatropha plantations are implemented and a

    portion of the proceeds go back to the investor. These companies are also expressing interest in refining their own fuel,

    since they receive double the return.

    If you look at the GXE report, the number of hectares planted is expected to grow from 5 million in 2010 to 13 million in

    2015. These are just the Jatropha based studies. There are many more opportunities with the rising popularity of

    numerous other plant / seed oil feedstocks and the monetization of WVO FOG in other countries as well.

    Competitive landscape:

    In our research we quickly understood a huge gap in competition. There are a few others that have made beta mobile

    shipping container platform but it is a one off unit, and not mobile. We have yet to find any other mobile industrial grade

    solution. There are small inexpensive "garage" type systems using plastic tanks and parts. The market we are targeting is

    the mid-scale industrial grade market, making 500 1000 gallons per day on site. MBT has all stainless steel tanks and

    plumbing, integrated methanol recovery, proprietary overlap batch process flow, and a new drywash system. From the

    construction, the fluid dynamics, motors, pumps, the batch speed and tank design, safety, fire suppression there are no

    peers; all mounted in a spill proof vented mobile platform. We will always be pushing our R&D to stay ahead of the curve


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