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England Keeper wins with German Technology and saves the planet

David James is known for being a bit unusual. Unlike many footballers, he has turned his back on an extensive car collection and converted his Chrysler 300C diesel estate to run on Rapeseed oil. Read more about our special ELSBETT customer here.

ELSBETT Polo introduced at 2008 Biofuels Expo & Conference in Newark

ELSBETT will be presenting its ultra-low CO2 emissions ELSBETT Polo at this year’s Biofuels Expo & Conference in Newark, Nottinghamshire 15 – 16 October, 2008. The Biofuels Expo & Conference is the largest Bioenergy event in Europe with over 100 Exhibitors showcasing the latest developments in the Biofuel and Bioenergy markets. You are welcome to visit us at stand no. 36. Read more…

ELSBETT highly commended at the 2008 GreenFleet Awards

The 2008 GreenFleet Awards, held on 25th September at Twickenham Stadium, once again recognised pioneers in environmental transport and green fleet management. A spectacular awards evening, hosted by comedian Hugh Dennis, was attended by manufacturers, transport experts and ELSBETT Group. Within the “Private Sector Innovation” ELSBETT Group is highly commended. Read more…

ELSBETT joining the IAA in Hanover from 25.09.- 02.10.2008

ELSBETT Technologie GmbH is presenting its newest products on the IAA for commercial vehicles in Hanover between September 25th and October 2nd, 2008. Beside components for HGV’s we are also showing special parts of our conversion technology for agricultural and construction machinery.

Our competent staff is ready to answer all of your questions about the use of vegetable oil in combustion engines. Furthermore, we are presenting our concept of trading vegetable oil to our customers. You can download our official press release here.

The ELSBETT stand is located in hall 21 – stand no. E10. For further information about the IAA please click here.

ELSBETT A6 introduced at the Royal Show 2008

ELSBETT exhibited its ultra-low Audi A6 at this year’s Royal Show. It is the most prestigious agricultural event of the year and was held on 3rd - 6th July 2008 at Stoneleigh Park - set in 250 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Please click here to view picture gallery.

ELSBETT Technologie GmbH certified according to ISO 9001:2000!

We are pleased to announce that the ELSBETT Technologie GmbH has passed the TÜV Süd audit successfully on March 6th, 2008 and is now an ISO 9001:2000 certified company in the field of conversion technology. Product Development, Sales and Service for Engine Conversions in Vegetable Oil Technology cover the scope of our ISO 9001:2000 certification and form the basis for quality assurance and quality management.

For further information about our ISO 9001:2000 certification click here.

ELSBETT searches for Service Partners

ELSBETT expands its service support network across the UK and, therefore, is searching for technically experienced business people with well-equipped workshops.

In order to become an ELSBETT Service Partner, some prerequisites need to be fulfilled. Please complete our Service Partner Checklist and return it to along with your complete contact data and some high-quality digital pictures of your premises.

2007: 125.000 tons of carbon dioxide reduced!

After a successful year, we would like to thank all our customers for the confidence shown to us! With your help we were able to produce an additional market of approximately 50.000.000 litres of biofuel only in this year. Therefore, an annual reduction of 125.000 tons of carbon dioxide is achieved only with our conversions. As the pioneer of vegetable oil technology, next to our present business areas HGV, car and agricultural technology, we are also now worldwide taking charge of the construction machinery business with its own department. Especially for the area above 600 hp, a specific conversion set class was developed. As with the smaller classes, one of our customers successfully runs his motorbike with vegetable oil since this year.



NEWS: ELSBETT Plant Oil Technology still in great demand

Conversions of the Actros Bluetec5 serial is currently going strong at ELSBETT

The HGV-conversion sets for the D20 and D26 models of MAN, which have been fitted since 2006 have proved to be very successful. Especially for new HGVs a separate insurance package will be offered Europe-wide.

Within the segment of agricultural machinery, the first Common Rail engines of the brands Fendt, Deutz, Case, New Holland and McCormick have been converted very successfully. This technology will also be presented at the Agritechnika in Hannover taking place from November 13th – 17th, 2007. You will find further information about the fair at

A huge growth in the car segment could especially be achieved with 1-tank conversions for VAG pump-injector vehicles (EDC 15, EDC 15+, EDC 16).

Almost all conversion sets with their respective vehicle data and prices can be directly ordered in our online shop

Should you need any further help, please feel free to contact us at

NEWS: ELSBETT the world leaders and originators of Pure Plant Oil (PPO) Engine Conversion Technology are setting up a UK wide Service Network

Following the recent tax change which allows domestic users to use up to 2500 litres of Pure Plant Oil (PPO) ELSBETT technologies are establishing a service support network across the UK to facilitate access to our world leading technology for UK residents. For more information about the tax change in the UK click here.

NEWS: 25% Veg Oil Engine Conversion Grants

25% Veg Oil Engine Conversion Grants for England still available. Download application form here.

NEWS: ELSBETT medium truck and tractor/construction machinery converters

After a lot of requests especially from UK market we decided to downsize our truck converter (300-550BHP) and offer the same technology for the most popular medium trucks (i.e. Mercedes Atego/Vario), tractors and construction machinery(-300BHP). The advantage of this kind of converter is, that the supply of the different fuels to the engine is mainly not controlled anymore by magnetic valves. This fact makes our converter available even for the newest versions of Bosch Common Rail technology you can find in the newest MAN-TGL-trucks. You find more information here.

All new converters are available now in our online shop.

About us - Introduction

Elsbett - The pioneers of a new technology

Over 25 years ago, Elsbett laid the foundation for a whole new market when we presented the revolutionary Elsbett motor to the world. We showed that the technology for driving modern engines on pure vegetable oils was no longer a pipe dream, but an achievable goal, and in doing so, we started a global discussion that is growing in importance every day.

Today our conversion technology lets most modern Diesel engines run on straight vegetable oil, and what was once a niche market is now enjoying rapid and sustained growth, both nationally and internationally. As pioneer of SVO technology, we continue to guide and support that growth with our products, services and information.

The use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today, but such oils may become in the course of time as important as petroleum and the coal tar products of the present time.

Rudolf Diesel, Patent application, 1912