In the US alone, restaurants and hotels use over 3 billion gallons of cooking oil every single year. While some of that is absorbed during the cooking process, much of it is used in deep fryers and disposed of after it's no longer useful or clean. It can be dangerous or illegal to dispose of it improperly, so make sure you know all about cooking oil recycling.
If you're reading this, you probably already know what biodiesel is.
If not, it's a renewable source of fuel for diesel engines that is cleaner, cheaper, and better for the environment than diesel. This post, however, will focus on exactly how it's made from waste cooking oil collection.
Keep reading to learn more about this alternative fuel.
With Earth Day fast approaching, it is a perfect time to revisit the positive impact biodiesel fuel has on both the environment and our economy. We touched on some of these benefits in a previous blog post called Environmentally Friendly, Biodiesel Fuel. In an effort to help demystify what biodiesel is and what it is made of, we referenced Biodiesel.org for their illuminating research and information. Here's an exerpt:
If you have been itching for a trip to Las Vegas you may want to consider visiting one of your nearby Indian Gaming Casinos instead. They have all the gaming entertainment of Las Vegas, in a resort setting. Many have hotel accommodations, restaurants, cafes, day spas, RV parks, and even golf courses! In this blog, we feature 5 such casino resorts, each of which is also a recycling partner of Smart Alternative Fuels.
When that hunger craving hits, you know, the one where the standard take-out grub just won't cut it - we can't help but think about the mouth-watering dishes found in the Bay Area. These are the kind of hotspots where a quick glance through the menu leaves you wanting one of everything. In this blog, we feature 4 such restaurants, each of which is also a recycling partner of Smart Alternative Fuels.
Biodiesel fuel is manufactured from recycled grease and is a biodegradable, renewable resource. It is a cleaner-burning replacement for petroleum diesel fuel. Biodiesel fuel was originally introduced in the 1970's, but lagged as a viable competitor to traditional gasoline products. As environmental data poured in over the next few decades however, new concerns and a combined interest in becoming self-sufficient by decreasing dependence on imported petroleum launched biodiesel fuel into the forefront.
As mentioned last week, we have partnered with a number of breweries and pubs in Oregon and California for their recycling cooking oil needs. Along the way, we have discovered they are all award winning establishments for their craft beers and for some, their delicious menu items. They are all noteworthy and well worth a visit to discover your favorites. We are introducing you to them in a two-part post...here is Part II of our Virtual Pub Crawl!