- About Us
The enterprise was started in 1999 while co-founder Edward (Ed) Beggs was completing an MSc in Environment and Management at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. The thesis was titled "Renewable oil fuels and diesel engines as components of sustainable system design".
The original company that was set up was called Neoteric Biofuels Inc., along with co-founder Henry Mackaay, a local machinist, and we were based in Westbank, BC (now called West Kelowna).
After the first year or so of operations, the opportunity arose for Henry to sell his shares to Craig Reece, of Berkeley, California. Ed and Craig operated Neoteric for several years, later re-branding as PlantDrive.
In 2007, we decided to operate semi-independently, in order to streamline operations, with Craig handling the US market via the plantdrive.com web site, and Ed handling Canada and all other non-USA sales via the plantdrive.ca web site.
In 2014, Ed re-purchased the US division from Craig, and Craig retired from the business. All sales were then made via plantdrive.ca.
In 2015, this new Shopify-based web site was created, Ed is in charge of all sales, and the domain in use is plantdrive.com. All orders will now be processed via plantdrive.com for all countries.
We will forward plantdrive.ca to plantdrive.com for a period of time.
Thank you to the dedicated plant oil fuel users who have supported our efforts for all these years!
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