LS Biodiesel Holding B100 produced for less than $.75 a gallon

Pasquale Giordano Tue, 2010-02-16 14:17

Pasquale Giordano · Tue, 02/16/2010 - 15:17


Business Overview: 

LS BioDiesel Holding Inc (LSBDH) is a US LLC with operations in Peru that will produce and refine sustainable and environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel produced from its own Jatropha Curcas L and Higuerilla oil feedstock. Ari Loebl founded the company in 2006.

Project Location: 
Miami, FL, 33133
United States
Services Desired: 
What is the Customer Pain that you are solving?: 

LSBDH Vision is to produce low cost, high quality, ecologically friendly, sustainable BioDiesel that will have a positive impact on the Global Ecology and the social, ecological and economic environment of the San Martin Region in Peru.


The Global Biodiesel and Biofuels Industry is in its infancy; 3 years ago Jatropha Oil was not even considered a viable source of energy. Today biodiesel is the fastest growing segment of the Biofuels Industry. Biodiesel is a fragmented localized Global Industry with no one dominant player. Feedstock the source of energy for the Biodiesel industry is a localized resource grown on relatively small energy farms in developing countries. Big oil has just entered into the future biodiesel industry with small investments by BP and Exxon Mobile in the development of Algae based Biofuels.

Biodiesel is completely interchangeable with conventional diesel fuel and heating oil, and LSBD products will enter the existing diesel energy market. Biodiesel demand is projected to grow to 125,000,000 metric tons in 2022.

One-line Pitch: 

Green energy for a cleaner world.

Business Model: 

LSBDH business model addresses all the issues of 1st generation Biofuels development while leveraging all of the opportunities created by a $280 Billion Dollar Global Biofuels Initiative


What makes the technology/business unique and have a defendable competitive advantage?: 

Management Team: Ari Loebl CEO and Chairman. LSBD was founded by Ari Loebl a prominent and successful Peruvian entrepreneur. Marco Antonio Vitteri, General Manager Agricultural Operations, an Agronomist Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of agricultural projects. Pasquale Giordano Chief Operating Officer: Pasquale has 35years of International and Domestic Executive level experience in technology and service companies.

Strategic Partnerships: LSBDH has established strategic and equity partnerships with Global National and local organizations that will insure a long-term sustainable competitive advantage in the growing, processing and sale of B100 BioDiesel fuel.

Feedstock: The use of Jatropha Curcas L and Higuerilla oil eliminates the social and economic conflict of Food vs. Fuel. Jatropha commercialized farming is in its infancy.

Technology: LSBDH will partner with BioDiesel Technologies GMBH (BDT).


Ari LoeblCEO


Amount Sought: 
If raising funds, what shall the funds be used for?: 

At this time, LSBDH is seeking $10,000,000 of equity or convertible debt funds. The company is offering 20% equity and a seat on the 5 member Board. Based on the financial projections of LSBDH the company is projecting to fund the future expansion of Farm Land and Refining capacity from internal cash flow. Below is a breakdown of how these funds will be used:

• $3.0 Million to start 3500ha Jatropha Energy Farm
• $4.0 Million to secure Capital Leases to purchase refinery equipment and begin operations of the BioDiesel Refinery Plant
• $2.6 Million to fund the operation to a cash flow positive position in year 3

Amount invested by Founders: 
Funding Stage: 


Hello Pasquale,

I have a green investor that may be interested, but I need more details to present to him before I introduce you. Couple of quick questions: 1)will you be acquiring Commercial Real Estate as part of this fund request, and 2) what is the expected job creation projections of this endeavor. I'm happy to sign a NDA.
Please call or write if you are interested.
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