AboutThe Envirofuel Story
The Beginning of Envirofuel Australia.
At the heart of Envirofuel Australia is a story of innovation, commitment, and a vision for a more sustainable future. Founded by Kerry and Leigh Hicks in 2016, Envirofuel was born from a desire to revolutionize the way we use tea tree mulch — transforming it from a common garden product to a sustainable wood fuel source.
The journey began in the face of an oversaturated tea tree mulch market for gardens. Kerry and Leigh saw an opportunity to add value to this abundant resource. They envisioned a product that would not only benefit households and travellers across Australia but also promote sustainability and respect for our natural resources.
With determination and a shared vision, Kerry and Leigh Hicks laid the foundation of Envirofuel Australia in 2016. As directors, they steered the company through its early days, focusing on innovation and quality. Their leadership has been instrumental in shaping the company's direction and values.
The road to success was paved with challenges. One of the initial hurdles was perfecting the moisture content of the mulch. Starting with a high moisture content of 40 to 50%, finding an efficient way to dry the mulch to the ideal 12 to 15% was crucial for the subsequent processing steps. Establishing a factory within a budget that could accommodate their unique production needs was another significant undertaking. Moreover, extensive trial work was required to develop a product that not only looked good but also burned efficiently, providing plenty of heat and a desirable flame for fire pits, especially tailored for traveller’s packs. Each challenge was met with perseverance and a focus on quality and sustainability.
Through these early challenges, Envirofuel Australia emerged as a pioneer in the industry, committed to providing high-quality, sustainable wood fuel solutions. The journey of Envirofuel is a testament to innovation, dedication, and the continuous pursuit of excellence.
The TeamMasterminds behind The Envirofuel
Envirofuel is more than a company; it’s a family. Led by a dedicated husband and wife team, we’re driven by passion and a vision to expand our eco-friendly mission. As we grow, we hope to welcome new members into our Envirofuel family, sharing our journey towards a greener future.
Leigh & Kerry Hicks