Another 20 Brazilian sustainable innovation companies were also selected for the event.
Mato Grosso do Sul, Oilponto’s startup selected for the COP26, UN (UN) Conference on Climate Change, will be the state’s sole representative at the event to be held in Glasgow, Scotland (United) from 1 to 12 November. Empire). A total of 20 Brazilian sustainable innovation companies were selected.
Architect Zadrik Mendonca, founder of the startup, explains that being at the conference will validate the company’s business model and show that we can solve the problem of unregulated disposal of cooking oil and convert it to clean energy .
“It would also benefit us from showing that our business has capillary, visibility and can attract more investors and customers”, he said, from an appearance at a United Nations event for used cooking. The expansion of the oil collection will allow, from today onwards, only one site performs this collection by Oilponto.
The company has been in existence since 2019, when a collection point was established in a supermarket in Campo Grande. Today, an establishment in Andradina (SP) maintains the company’s new machine, which automatically calculates oil using a computerized system.
The vision is that in 2022 there will be 100 collection points and each machine will be capable of collecting 800 liters of used oil per month. “We already have good partners including a multinational food producer and a sanitation holding,” Mendonca says.
To encourage the population to donate oil, the collection system will decide who makes the delivery, and for every six liters of product donated, the person receives a bottle of new oil.
One of the company’s weapons is also selling that collected to enterprises that convert used cooking oil into biodiesel, that is, fuel.
What is COP-26? The 2021 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change. It is scheduled to be held from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, chaired by the United Kingdom.