HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba
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Small refinery, huge potential.

HD-Petroleum has developed a small-scale waste oil micro-refinery, providing a profitable and sustainable solution for the processing of waste oil.

Our technology creates opportunity for many regions and industries to be part of the solution, while creating local employment and reducing the environmental impact of waste oil.

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Bring the solution to the problem.

The improper disposal of waste oil has a devastating impact on human health and the environment. Traditional used oil re-refineries are scarce in many regions, leading to environmentally-hazardous waste oil management practices.

The Waste Oil Problem

  • One million litres of water can be contaminated by a single litre of waste oil.
  • Few regions worldwide are viable for operating traditional used oil re-refineries—even in developed countries—due to operational size and capital cost.
  • Burying, dumping and burning are, unfortunately, common methods of disposal; contaminating soil, water and air.
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HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

The HD-Petroleum Solution

  • Minimal capital cost and a small geographic operating region maximizes profitability at a fraction of the cost of traditional used oil re-refineries.
  • Regions with a population as small as 400,000 or heavy-equipment industries can support the micro-refinery, creating full-time and spin-off jobs for the local economy.
  • Waste oil is recycled into diesel, extending the life and value of the previously harmful product.
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HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

The HD-Petroleum micro-refinery deals with by-products captured during the process in a responsible and environmentally accepted manner, providing a truly practical and profitable solution to the waste oil handling predicament.

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

The HD-Petroleum micro-refinery deals with by-products captured during the process in a responsible and environmentally accepted manner, providing a truly practical and profitable solution to the waste oil handling predicament.

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Three distinct steps.

Our technology uses three steps to convert waste oil into a high quality diesel fuel that can be used in the same geographic region.

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba
1

Pre-treatment:

Pre-treatment and preparation of feedstock.

2

Re-refining:

Feedstock is re-refined by converting and distilling the hydrocarbon molecules into a diesel fuel range.

3

Filtration:

Diesel fuel is filtered to produce an ideal quality, colour, and odour.

1

Pre-treatment:

Pre-treatment and preparation of feedstock.

2

Re-refining:

Pre-treated feedstock is re-refined in a reactor and converted to diesel fuel range hydrocarbons.

3

Filtration:

Re-refined diesel fuel is filtered to produce an ideal quality, colour, and odour.

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A vision for a better way to deal with waste oil.

HD-Petroleum is founded on the idea that waste oil re-refining should be accessible to all communities.

The idea took shape when inventor and mechanical genius, Barney Habicht developed an initial prototype but was fully realized when his grandson Todd Habicht recognized the global potential of the technology. Todd founded HD-Petroleum and, as President & CEO, has turned his grandfather's backyard project into an international product.

Todd is an accomplished business owner with over 20 years of experience in creating successful businesses. He has assembled a strong team with diverse experience and skills to realize the full potential of the technology developed by his grandfather and turn it into a global reality.

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba
Ideas for a better world.

Inventor of the original rotary combine, Bernard George Habicht (1916 - 2011) changed the way farmers harvest their crops. He and a friend later developed a prototype of the technology that would become the HD-Petroleum waste oil micro-refinery.

  • Rashid Islam - HD-Petroleum
  • Heather Stone - HD-Petroleum
  • Jack Winram - HD-Petroleum
  • Douglas Kroeker - HD-Petroleum
  • Travis Toet - HD-Petroleum
  • Todd Habicht - HD-Petroleum

Jack Winram

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

Heather Stone

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

Rashid Islam

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

Travis Toet

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

Todd Habicht

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

Douglas Kroeker

HD-Petroleum - Small-Scale Waste Oil Micro-Refinery - Winnipeg Manitoba

The team at HD-Petroleum has extensive experience with regulatory development and implementation in the petroleum industry. They have designed:

  • Laboratory testing and analysis programs;
  • Health, safety, and environment programs;
  • Process control operations;
  • Process improvement implementations.

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Click on the team member's name below for their bio.

Rashid Islam - HD-Petroleum
Rashid Islam, Legal and Intellectual Property

Rashid recently moved to Winnipeg from London, England to join HD-Petroleum and experience our legendary -40° C winters. In London, Rashid practised as an international Intellectual Property Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales specializing in all areas of international IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, registered and unregistered design rights, database rights, passing off and confidential information.

Rashid worked closely with start-ups to FTSE and AIM listed business, including those with an exposure to emerging markets, on a range of innovative products and ideas ranging from toys and gifts to high tech devices and e-businesses. Like many lawyers before him, Rashid also experienced being at the receiving end of a High Court Judge's wrath. Currently, he is pursuing a business degree to complement his law degree.

Rashid's key responsibilities include management of HD-Petroleum's intellectual property, contracts and human resources.

Heather Stone - HD-Petroleum
Heather Stone, Engineering

Heather received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Her previous experience includes supervising the operation of a small-scale biodiesel plant, coordinating health, safety and environment programs, laboratory research in the field of environmental bioengineering, technical writing, project management and project estimation. In addition to these valuable skills, however unrelated to day-to-day, Heather is also our resident equine expert. Her sweet, quiet demeanour is only a front for her ability to break fresh horses.

Heather oversees quality control, operating process controls, and designing process improvements.

Jack Winram - HD-Petroleum
Jack Winram, Vice President of Operations

With over 20 years working in the energy sector Jack brings a wealth of practical experience to HD-Petroleum's operation. An avid outdoorsman, Jack's passion for the natural environment is a driving force behind his enthusiasm to see HD-Petroleum's waste oil recycling technology operating around the world.

Jack has a degree in Economics from the University of Manitoba where he focused his studies on energy and environmental economics. He later went on to attend the Graduate School of Management Regulatory Studies Program at Michigan State University studying alternative energy economics and regulation. He has served as a regulatory member of two oil and gas Canadian Standards Association (CSA) technical committees and has advised governments on economic, energy and environmental policy.

Jack takes a lead role in managing the design and commissioning of micro-refineries around the world and the operation of our Research & Development facility near Letellier, MB.

Douglas Kroeker - HD-Petroleum
Douglas Kroeker, Vice President of Corporate Development

Doug is a professional engineer with over 26 years of senior management experience in the energy and logistics industries including P&L responsibility, general management, business and project development, engineering, construction and project management, and logistics. Doug has worked in the energy industry in Canada, USA, South East Asia, Middle East, and Africa. His experience includes establishing and managing companies and projects in the Middle East and East Africa.

Doug draws on his extensive international experience to explore and cultivate opportunities for HD-Petroleum to deploy our technology around the world. With his wealth of experience in various business cultures, Doug has the ability to connect with prospective customers by understanding their international business needs and tailoring an appropriate solution for all parties. Doug's extensive travels can provide many accounts of experiences that will make you shake your head in amazement, partly wishing you were there and yet comfortable you were not.

Travis Toet - HD-Petroleum
Travis Toet, Business Analysis & Marketing

Travis is a Charted Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and a graduate of the I.H. Asper School of Business with a double major in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. He champions HD-Petroleum’s marketing efforts, oversees the accounting function to the standard required for a multinational company, and is strategically involved in raising capital and project management with the leadership team. He often undertakes the difficult task of taking the seed on an idea and turning it into a tangible initiative on a short timeline. As an added bonus, he has developed the ability to read Todd’s handwriting.

By channeling his distinct combination of education and experience with various organizations and Boards, Travis has cultivated a deep knowledge base, centered on identifying efficiencies to build an effective organization. Travis’ experience stems from process development, project management, and implementation with a focus on efficiency through automation and system integration. His unique mix of creative, technical, and financial acumen allows him to be an invaluable member of HD-Petroleum by bringing together the quantitative and qualitative measures needed to ensure organizational success.

Todd Habicht - HD-Petroleum
Todd Habicht, President and CEO

As the founder of HD-Petroleum, Todd provides leadership and vision to HD-Petroleum and maintains the smooth and efficient operation of the company. He has over 20 years experience as a successful businessman in multiple industries and has demonstrated a knack for assembling fantastic teams. His broad range of experience brings practical knowledge to HD-Petroleum that he imparts with regaling and enthralling tales. Occasionally some of these tales are relevant to the task at hand but they are always motivating.

Rashid Islam - HD-Petroleum
Legal and Intellectual Property

Rashid recently moved to Winnipeg from London, England to join HD-Petroleum and experience our legendary -40° C winters. In London, Rashid practised as an international Intellectual Property Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales specializing in all areas of international IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, registered and unregistered design rights, database rights, passing off and confidential information.

Rashid worked closely with start-ups to FTSE and AIM listed business, including those with an exposure to emerging markets, on a range of innovative products and ideas ranging from toys and gifts to high tech devices and e-businesses. Like many lawyers before him, Rashid also experienced being at the receiving end of a High Court Judge's wrath. Currently, he is pursuing a business degree to complement his law degree.

Rashid's key responsibilities include management of HD-Petroleum's intellectual property, contracts and human resources.

Heather Stone - HD-Petroleum
Engineering

Heather received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Her previous experience includes supervising the operation of a small-scale biodiesel plant, coordinating health, safety and environment programs, laboratory research in the field of environmental bioengineering, technical writing, project management and project estimation. In addition to these valuable skills, however unrelated to day-to-day, Heather is also our resident equine expert. Her sweet, quiet demeanour is only a front for her ability to break fresh horses.

Heather oversees quality control, operating process controls, and designing process improvements.

Jack Winram - HD-Petroleum
Vice President of Operations

With over 20 years working in the energy sector Jack brings a wealth of practical experience to HD-Petroleum's operation. An avid outdoorsman, Jack's passion for the natural environment is a driving force behind his enthusiasm to see HD-Petroleum's waste oil recycling technology operating around the world.

Jack has a degree in Economics from the University of Manitoba where he focused his studies on energy and environmental economics. He later went on to attend the Graduate School of Management Regulatory Studies Program at Michigan State University studying alternative energy economics and regulation. He has served as a regulatory member of two oil and gas Canadian Standards Association (CSA) technical committees and has advised governments on economic, energy and environmental policy.

Jack takes a lead role in managing the design and commissioning of micro-refineries around the world and the operation of our Research & Development facility near Letellier, MB.

Douglas Kroeker - HD-Petroleum
Vice President of Corporate Development

Doug is a professional engineer with over 26 years of senior management experience in the energy and logistics industries including P&L responsibility, general management, business and project development, engineering, construction and project management, and logistics. Doug has worked in the energy industry in Canada, USA, South East Asia, Middle East, and Africa. His experience includes establishing and managing companies and projects in the Middle East and East Africa.

Doug draws on his extensive international experience to explore and cultivate opportunities for HD-Petroleum to deploy our technology around the world. With his wealth of experience in various business cultures, Doug has the ability to connect with prospective customers by understanding their international business needs and tailoring an appropriate solution for all parties. Doug's extensive travels can provide many accounts of experiences that will make you shake your head in amazement, partly wishing you were there and yet comfortable you were not.

Travis Toet - HD-Petroleum
Business Analysis & Marketing

Travis is a Charted Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and a graduate of the I.H. Asper School of Business with a double major in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. He champions HD-Petroleum’s marketing efforts, oversees the accounting function to the standard required for a multinational company, and is strategically involved in raising capital and project management with the leadership team. He often undertakes the difficult task of taking the seed on an idea and turning it into a tangible initiative on a short timeline. As an added bonus, he has developed the ability to read Todd’s handwriting.

By channeling his distinct combination of education and experience with various organizations and Boards, Travis has cultivated a deep knowledge base, centered on identifying efficiencies to build an effective organization. Travis’ experience stems from process development, project management, and implementation with a focus on efficiency through automation and system integration. His unique mix of creative, technical, and financial acumen allows him to be an invaluable member of HD-Petroleum by bringing together the quantitative and qualitative measures needed to ensure organizational success.

Todd Habicht - HD-Petroleum
President and CEO

As the founder of HD-Petroleum, Todd provides leadership and vision to HD-Petroleum and maintains the smooth and efficient operation of the company. He has over 20 years experience as a successful businessman in multiple industries and has demonstrated a knack for assembling fantastic teams. His broad range of experience brings practical knowledge to HD-Petroleum that he imparts with regaling and enthralling tales. Occasionally some of these tales are relevant to the task at hand but they are always motivating.

Let's talk.

Each local fuel and waste-oil market requires individual regulatory and economic analysis. Contact HD-Petroleum and we will assign our team of specialists to assist you in determining the best application of our technology for you.

Business Development Alternatives:

  • Refinery sale with ongoing service contract and royalty agreement.
  • Joint Venture partnership with full refinery management services.
  • Further details on buying the technology.
  • Vertical integration with waste oil producers, collectors, and/or fuel distributors.
  • Note: Special financing arrangements may be available for strategic partnerships.