Join the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-operative
Joining the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op is a vote for alternative energy solutions. By supporting local renewable fuels like biodiesel, community members can change our energy landscape and reduce our carbon footprint.  

At the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op, we believe that individuals can change the world, but only if we work together. Join the CB-DC in our quest to localize and diversify our community energy providers. With around 200 members from Victoria to Cortez Island, it's members like you that make all this possible.

With the opening of our new community-scale Cowichan Biofuel Facility, the recent International Collective Biofuels Conference, and future projects in the work, there has never been a better time to join forces with your local alternative energy provider. Start your journey to a more sustainable future today!




Refund Policy:

The fuel provided by the CBDC is always ASTM Certified. However, it is up to the owner's discretion to appropriately blend the fuel depending on their individual vehicle and the weather. CBDC will not be held responsible for rich biodiesel blends that cause vehicle problems including but not limited to: rubber seal problems, fuel line problems, gasket problems, warranty violations, injector problems, fuel filter clogs. It is up to each member to ensure their vehicle is mechanically sound and able to run biodiesel. The pump is regularly tested for accuracy, however in cold weather the biodiesel can gel and stop flowing. Members should be aware of cold temperature conditions and should follow signage at the pump indicating conditions.

CBDC will not issue refunds for fuel purchases and all transactions are made in CAD only.



New Member Orientation

To join the Biodiesel co-op, we request that you watch the following orientation video.

If you are new to biodiesel, you should also read our Biodiesel FAQ.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@smellbetter.org.

We will do all we can to help you make an informed choice about running biodiesel in your vehicle.


I've watched the video, I understand the basics of biodiesel, and I am comfortable running Biodiesel in my vehicle.

I want to sign up!

Get your Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op Membership Here!

Congratulations on supporting the Cowichan Valley's source of local alternative fuel!
The annual fee for joining the list of change-makers and Coop membership is $60. If you are joining for the first time, there's a one-time $5 charge for buying a share of the co-op. If you are an organization, with a fleet, please email us at info@smellbetter.org and we will be better able to help you.

Signed this on December 15, 2018.

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