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Joe Renwick, Green Energy Biofuel & Re-Soil

August 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

BioJoe Renwick comes from a long line of entrepreneurs in Winnsboro, SC. Both his father and grandfather owned businesses in town. Joe’s first business was a landscaping business that he sold when he moved to North Augusta with his wife, Dr. Beth Renwick, who was completing her residency in emergency medicine. However, Joe kept his sturdy 2003 Chevy Diesel Pickup truck that he bought for the landscaping business which would later come in handy as he moved forward in his career path.

While living in North Augusta Joe worked at Wachovia Bank until the banking industry collapsed in 2007. Shortly after that, he found a job selling pharmaceutical drug manufacturing equipment – tanks, pumps, and valves. Joe acquired experience as a salesperson and gained a deep understanding of fluid process design. Unfortunately, the sole owner of the company passed away and Joe found himself unemployed.

Through extensive research and countless hours, Joe was able to produce his first batch of biodiesel in his garage! “Within a few weeks and a few hundred dollars, I was making fuel from waste cooking oil recycled from the local tapas restaurant ‘The Bee’s Knees’ in downtown Augusta,” – Joe explains. By the time Beth finished her residency, Joe had made eight batches of fuel. After testing the fuel in his own truck and seeing its success, he knew he was onto something big.

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Date:
August 22
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Newberry Hall
117 Newberry St SW
Aiken, SC 29801
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