First UCO to biodiesel facility in Philippines now supplying biofuel to city vehicles

March 3, 2018 |

In the Philippines, Davao City created a government program to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel, the first in the country. Every month, the city is collecting more than 10,000 liters of used cooking oil and converting it at a facility set up in 2017 with technical help from Japan. The facility is self-sustainable using powered by a generator that uses the biodiesel it produces. Even the 10% waste product from the processing is used in their combust for soil conditioning resulting in no waste at all from the UCO to biodiesel conversion.

The city now uses the biodiesel exclusively in their heavy-duty trucks and service vehicles every day. Davao City is looking into using the biofuel in jeepneys which are bus-like vehicles modified from U.S. army jeeps that serve as public transportation for millions of people in the country but are heavily polluting.

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