Recycling Cooking Oil – The Benefits

Green Prophet

One of the ways people harm the environment is through the disposal of used cooking oil. Many restaurants, hotels, and homes dispose of used cooking oil through the drain. If proper measures are not taken while disposing of used oil, it becomes a risk to the environment.

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UAE McDonalds Greases Its 100% Biodiesel Delivery Fleet

Green Prophet

McDonalds is poised to recycle all of its vegetable oil from UAE branches into 100% biodiesel. In conjunction with Dubai-based Neutral Fuels, LLC, McDonalds UAE has committed to converting all of its used vegetable oil into a biofuel. Neutral Fuels LLC is the first commercial producer of 100 per cent biodiesel in the Middle East. Biodiesel is better for the environment. A 1998 biodiesel lifecycle study, jointly sponsored by the U.S.

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Finding Biodiesel

Eco Friendly Daily

Topia Energy, an Ottawa biodiesel company, has been successfully running two Green Stops in Ottawa as well as two in Toronto and a biodiesel station in Unionville, outside of Toronto, for two years. The Green Stop features not only two different ethanol blends (10% for use in regular engines and 85% for flex-fuel vehicles) and B20 biodiesel at the pump, but around the corner, you can pull your car up to a recycling station to clean out any road-trip trash.

Biodiesel-Fueled boat crashes

Eco Friendly Daily

The first biodiesel-fueled powerboat, Earthrace, that planned to set a speed record for circling the globe, crashed yesterday. The boat uses biodiesel to reach top speeds of about 56 mph, and was hoping to circumnavigate the globe in less than 75 days to beat the record set by a British boat in 1998. Biodiesel fuel is made from soybeans, vegetable oil and often animal fat.

Teeny Reactor Pumps Out Biodiesel

Eco Friendly Daily

PORTLAND, Oregon — A tiny chemical reactor that can convert vegetable oil directly into biodiesel could help farmers turn some of their crops into homegrown fuel to operate agricultural equipment instead of relying on costly imported oil. The device — about the size of a credit card — pumps vegetable oil and alcohol through tiny parallel channels, each smaller than a human hair, to convert the oil into biodiesel almost instantly.

When is Biodiesel, Not Biodiesel? When You’re Being Conned!

Eco Friendly Daily

Chris Reddy, who is a marine chemist, compared samples of pure biodiesel and those of blended biofuels from distributors across the USA. When testing fuels that were advertised as 20% biodiesel (B20) they discovered that the actual biodiesel content of the fuel was as low as half the advertised amount, and only contained 10% biodiesel. The organization was not actually studying the percentage of biodiesel in fuels.

US Biodiesel Production Reaches Commercial Scale Thanks to Tax Incentives

Green Living Ideas

Enacted in 2004, the current biodiesel tax incentive program helps make the fuel competitive with petroleum based diesel. biodiesel production has reached commercial scale, and the nation has realized the job creation, environmental and energy security [.] [ US Biodiesel Production Reaches Commercial Scale Thanks to Tax Incentives from Green Living Ideas ].

Teeny Reactor Pumps Out Biodiesel

Eco Friendly Daily

PORTLAND, Oregon — A tiny chemical reactor that can convert vegetable oil directly into biodiesel could help farmers turn some of their crops into homegrown fuel to operate agricultural equipment instead of relying on costly imported oil. The device — about the size of a credit card — pumps vegetable oil and alcohol through tiny parallel channels, each smaller than a human hair, to convert the oil into biodiesel almost instantly.

Turning Fat into Fuel: The Production of Biodiesel

Green Living Ideas

Biodiesel can be made from a variety of sources. Oil seed crops are some of the most reliable because they can be grown easily, but another common source is used restaurant oils, comprised mostly of vegetable oil but may also include lard or beef tallow, or other forms of animal fats. If the water is left in the batch, it will cause the fat to turn into soap instead of biodiesel when it’s processed. And did you know you can also make biodiesel from algae ?

Biodiesel Gas Station on Interstate-70

Celsias

Biofuels USA has opened its new biodiesel station at exit 175 in New Florence, Missouri. Biofuels USA station owner Frank Imo said, “We have ten pumps, three different flavors of biodiesel – B5, B20 and B99. All of our fuel is 100 percent American, we have no foreign oil here. We make our biodiesel out of soybean oil, which helps the farmers and helps America – that’s what we’re trying to do,” domesticfuel.com reported on its website.

Biodiesel: From French Fries to Fuel

Eco Friendly Daily

So where does biodiesel fit in? Well, it was discovered early on by Diesel himself that vegetable oils, rather than petroleum, could be used to produce fuel. Pure biodiesel is biodegradable and non-toxic, but in reality pure biodiesel isn’t always practical. Biodiesel not only prevents gelling, it also improves lubricity and has lower net life carbon emissions. Some other benefits of biodiesel include: 50% lower CO (carbon monoxide) emissions.

Carluccio's restaurant chain to recycle waste oil

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's has announced plans to convert its waste cooking oil into bio-diesel and thereby slashing the organisation's annual carbon emissions by up to 90%. Although no details were given as to when the partnership would commence, it is understood that Cheshire-based Convert2Green will collect waste oil from the eatery's 54 UK outlets and recycle it into high quality bio-fuel. biofuels biofuel biodiesel bio-fuel

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Alligator Fat as a New Source of Biodiesel Fuel?

Celsias

Amid growing concern that using soybeans and other food crops to produce biodiesel fuel will raise the price of food, scientists have identified a new and unlikely raw material for the fuel: Alligator fat. Rakesh Bajpai and colleagues note that most of the 700 million gallons of biodiesel produced in the United States (2008 data) came from soybean oil. The search for non-food sources of biodiesel already has identified a number

Ethanol saves oil and reduces pollution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ethanol saves oil and reduces pollution, or so we are being told. Ethanol, one of the so-called biofuels, the other is biodiesel, is produced, primarily, especially in the USA, from corn (maize), with biodiesel, mainly, being made from palm oil. That about covers the fuel, predominately in the form of oil, being used. But the truth is a completely different one and no one wants to talk about that.

What’s the Deal with Diesel?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Then the oil crisis of the 1970s got the attention of engineers and consumers. green transportation reduce fossil fuels saving energy saving money biodiesel transportation fuel Diesel cars first appeared on the consumer market with the Citroen in the 1930s. Mercedes-Benz followed, and by the late 1950s to early ’60s, other manufacturers released the diesel engine as an alternative to gasoline. Alternatives to gasoline-powered engines were [.].

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Palm oil biofuels push up global food prices

Green Prophet

Scientists like Helmut were against the efficiency claims … While we love the idea of renewable energy crops for palm oil and sugarcane used in ethanol and biofuels have pushed out food producers, causing an alarming shift to rising costs for food. According to the United Nation’s FAO, world food prices rose for the third consecutive month in December, 2019 as a strong rally in vegetable oil prices drove the FAO Food Price Index to its highest level in five years.

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McDonalds Fleet Traveled 800,000 Miles With Recycled Biofuel

Green Prophet

It has been just 17 months since McDonalds announced its intention to recycle all of its vegetable oil for use as biofuel in its own fleet. Officially launched in July, 2011, the United Arab Emirates’ biodiesel program – the first of its kind in the region – appears to be a soaring success. Already 100% of the oil collected from McDonalds locations throughout the emirate locations is filtered and converted by Neutral Foods into 100% biodiesel; not a drop is wasted.

Israeli Researchers Make Oil from Greenhouse Gas

Green Prophet

A replacement for oil has become a burning need in the 21st century. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers in Israel have invented a process to make a green feed alternative for crude oil out of two of the most common substances on Earth – water and carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. .

Bio-diesel made from food in oil-rich UAE

Green (Living) Review

But this year, as protests across the Middle East have pushed up the price of oil, the issue of finding alternative sources of fuel has come into sharp focus. In a region that has one of the highest carbon footprints in the world, one business is taking advantage of the growing pressure to find alternatives to oil. It's set up the Middle East's first scheme to recycle cooking oil into biodiesel.

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Machine That Gives Money For Used Cooking Oil Appearing In Turkish Cities

Green Prophet

“Bring waste oil, take away money” reads this advertisement for BAYTOM, a machine that incentivizes Turks to recycle cooking oil into biodiesel rather than dump it. In cities with BAYTOMs (Waste Vegetable Oil Collection Machines), residents can bring their used cooking oil outside and pour it into a machine that will measure its fat content and dispense a small gift: money, bus tokens, or coupons, for example.

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Palms Up To Palm Oil

Eco Friendly Daily

Demonstrators have been focusing their efforts on commercial users of palm oil. Now seemingly ubiquitous in many countries, this oil has various uses – and it is vying with soybean oil for the title of “most widely produced vegetable oil”. Palm oil comes from the fruit of the African oil palm, Elaeis guineensis. Due to its high saturated fat content, palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature. Environment deforestation palm oil protests

10,000 Gallons a Day of Animal Waste Fuel Head to Market

Green Living Ideas

Last month a rural Minnesota factory began pumping out commercial-scale quantities of biodiesel made from animal waste like pig parts and waste fats… and almost any other waste fats and oils. Tags: Waste Reduction 50000 gallons animal parts Arlin Gyberg Brian Krohn commercial scale cradle-to-cradel Ever Cat Fuels fats McGyan Process oils sulfated zirconia column sustainable biodiesel U of M in Minnesota waste biodiesel

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Why Syrian Refugees Burn Crude Oil and Risk Health to Stay Warm

Green Prophet

Residents of Syrian towns that have run out of heating oil say they are getting sick after resorting to burning crude oil to keep warm. Residents of rebel-held areas of Deir-ez-Zor, Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Rural Damascus governorates say heating oil, known as mazout, as well as diesel and gasoline have all but disappeared from the market. There are also a lot of bad burns because the oil is easily flammable, and so accidents are frequent.”.

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Grays Harbor Ship Traffic: the Impact of Oil Plans

Sightline Daily

Of all the places in the Northwest that would be affected by a ramp-up in oil transport, none stands to be as profoundly transformed as Grays Harbor. A trio of proposed crude-by-rail-to-vessel schemes at the Port would result in staggering increases in oil-bearing vessels moving in and out of the bay. The most direct comparison—the number of current to potential future tank vessel—reveals that the three sites could multiply laden oil tankers and barges by 44 times.

Lootah Biofuels to Grow Algae in Dubai to Reduce Oil Spillage

Green Prophet

Lootah Biofuel s in Dubai has recently inked a deal with Singapore-based AlgaOil with the ultimate goal of using algae for oil extraction. It won’t be as easy as it might sound, but in an interview with ConstructionWeekOnline , alaLootah’s CEO Yousif Saeed Lootah believes that it could give a boost to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and help ensure that oil spillage is not lost for the oil rich Gulf country.

US Ethanol Producers Turn to Corn Oil

Celsias

ethanol producers to turn to the extraction and production of corn oil. Green Plains Renewable , and South Dakota-based POET LLC , have invested in equipment to produce corn oil at several of their existing facilities in the Midwest. Corn oil, extracted during the production of ethanol, is used mostly to make biodiesel and animal feed, and it can also be used for cooking. Firms expect to recover a small amount of corn oil compared to the huge U.S.

Stop the biofuel madness

Green (Living) Review

We can neither eat our gars nor the fuel on which they run, whether made from mineral oil or from plants and we must make the choice and make this clear to those that pretend to be our rulers. Furthermore, aside from using valuable farm land, or in the case of palm oil for bio-diesel destroying the rainforests of Asia, biofuels will do nothing whatsoever to reduce carbon emissions and pollution, it is just a change from fossil fuel to another one to be burned in combustion engines.

Biodiesel watchdog set up.

Eco_Living

Biodiesel seemed to go from eco-saviour to eco-demon in record time. Of course, as everyone agrees, making biodiesel out of old cooking oil is AOK - remember Darryl Hannah licking her fuelcap ? Tags: monbiot darryl hannah biodiesel The ENDS Report is reporting that the Department for Transport has set up a watchdog, the Renewable Fuels Agency, to help ensure that biofuels used in the UK come from sustainable sources.

Some Biofuels Do More Harm than Good

Eco Friendly Daily

Biodiesel enthusiasts have called biodiesel “green gold,” claiming that it reduces carbon dioxide emissions and is totally renewable. But scientists environmental groups are shedding light on some of biodiesel’s unintended consequences. Many biodiesel refineries rely on palm oil imported from southeast Asia, and that is fueling a boom in deforestation that has made Indonesia’s forest loss the worst on the planet after Brazil.

Eco-Friendly Car Guide

The Go Green Blog

Biodiesel. Biodiesel is a renewable alternative fuel made from various sources ranging from waste vegetable oil to soybeans. Biodiesel can be used in most diesel powered cars without modification. Biodiesel is a cleaner fuel than standard petroleum diesel. Eco-Products Environment Biodiesel eco-friendly cars Electric cars Green Cars Hybrid Cars

The Proposed Longview Refinery: Understanding the Basics

Sightline Daily

Earlier this summer, a spate of news stories tried to draw a link between Washington Governor Inslee’s office and the backers of an oil refinery proposed for the shores of the Columbia River at Longview. According to the proponents , the refinery’s “ feedstock ” would be composed of one-third renewable biofuels from foreign sources brought in by tanker vessels and two-thirds shale oil delivered by rail from the Bakken formation. Climate & Energy Longview Oil Oil Trains

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Of ships and chips

Eco Friendly Daily

The US Navy is planning to reuse its used cooking oil in an interesting way. Currently, used cooking oil is dumped into a pit. But a new biodiesel processor will be cleaning and reformulating the oil; once combined with diesel fuel, the recycled oil will power utility trucks and all-terrain vehicles. All cooking oil, from base canteens, restaurants and residential kitchens, will be recycled starting November 1, 2007.

Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum Based Products

Hug a Tree with Me

The geologists and scientist of yesteryear dubbed the rock-oil highly valuable and began cooking up ways in which to use it, and boy did they find a ton of them. The over-extraction and over-use of rock-oil has damaged the earth’s biosphere, negatively altered the climate and polluted the air, land and water. Gasoline, diesel fuel, propane, heating oil, kerosene, asphalt- alternatives. biodiesel, electricity, solar power. Petroleum jelly and mineral oil.

Peak oil - A Chance to Change the World

The Green Changemakers

As I travel, I meet young people in every part of this country who are taking up the challenge of building a post-petroleum future: a 25-year-old farmer in New Jersey who plows with horses and uses no chemicals; the operator of a biodiesel co-op in Northampton; a solar installer in Oakland, California. [link].Again, Again, I am addressing my words especially to you students. This will be the defining reality of your lives.

Piedmont Biofuels Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification

Green (Living) Review

Used cooking oil plant latest in biofuel entities to earn RSB sustainability certification McLean, VA, March 2013 : The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) which has developed a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuel production, is pleased to announce that Piedmont Biofuels has earned the RSB sustainability certification.

greentomatocars brings chip-fat-fuelled cars to London streets

Green (Living) Review

GREENTOMATOCARS EXPANDS FLEET WITH BIODIESEL-FUELLED VEHICLES London’s greenest private hire service now offers chip-fat-fuelled executive and MPV options Reacting to customer demand, greentomatocars has expanded its fleet of environmentally-friendly private hire vehicles with the addition of biodiesel-fuelled 8-passenger MPVs and executive cars.

Biodiesel: The answer to transport emissions?

Eco_Living

Biodiesel is diesel fuel made from vegetable oils rather than crude oil. The diesel engine was originally designed to take raw vegetable oil, but modern diesel engines require the oil to be reacted with methanol to form an ester. Most biodiesel is sold as a 5% blend - in other words 95% of it is normal diesel. According to its manual, my VW Golf will run on 100% biodiesel in the summer and 50% in the winter.

The Many Uses of Hemp

Green Home Blog

Some believe it should and can replace many environmentally unfriendly, depleting or taxing staples such as cotton, lumber, wheat and oil. Hemp Oil – Considered one of the most essential amino acids and good polyunsaturated fatty acids, hemp oil also contains GMA (gamma linolenic acid) which is also found in breast milk. Biodiesel, which is produced from pressed hemp seeds and ethanol or methanol derived from fermented hemp stalk. The Many Uses of Hemp. hemp plants.

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The Many Uses of Hemp

Green Home Blog

Some believe it should and can replace many environmentally unfriendly, depleting or taxing staples such as cotton, lumber, wheat and oil. Hemp Oil – Considered one of the most essential amino acids and good polyunsaturated fatty acids, hemp oil also contains GMA (gamma linolenic acid) which is also found in breast milk. Biodiesel, which is produced from pressed hemp seeds and ethanol or methanol derived from fermented hemp stalk. The Many Uses of Hemp. hemp plants.

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Chocolate to Fuel Roadtrip From UK to Africa

Eco Friendly Daily

Two British men began a roadtrip with a difference this month, as they set off from their home on England’s southern coast in a cargo truck powered by biodiesel made from waste chocolate – their aim is to reach Timbuktu in Mali, and help raise awareness of climate change and bio-fuels along the way. As an offset, they intend to deliver a small biodiesel processing unit to a Mali renewable energy charity that specializes in developing enterprise through environmental projects.

Biofuels: The ins and outs

Green (Living) Review

Biofuels can come in solid, liquid, or gas form – while you may think of ethanol or biodiesel when you hear biofuel, it would be just as correct to think of wood, perhaps the most popular biofuel for the last millennia. Biofuel has a number of advantages to its use and one of them is the fact that biofuel is a renewable fuel source, whether it is wood or methane gas or ethanol or biodiesel.

Is the Middle East Buying into Disastrous Biofuels?

Green Prophet

Now, Jordan has announced that it will be experimenting with planting Jatropha , a tree which produces high-quality biodiesel to be used in standard diesel cars. But are biofuels really the solution to the Mideast’s dependency on gas and oil? The Jatropha plant may produce bio-diesel for cars but, like other biofuels, it also leads to a rise in food prices due to competition for land space.

This Week In Fuel

Eco Friendly Daily

The New York Times featured an article on Sunday about a promising new biodiesel source called Jatropha curcas or Barbados Nut – a weed that is currently used to shield food crops from animals in Northern Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. The prospect of Jatropha oil as a source of biodiesel is so lucrative, in fact that British Petrolium, Daimler-Chrystler and other large fuel and automotive corporations are pouring millions into research and cultivation.

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