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Yellow grease thefts on the rise in line with higher biodiesel prices

Yellow grease thefts on the rise in line with higher biodiesel prices

May 4, 2017 |

Across the US, yellow grease thefts are expected to increase come spring as demand for biodiesel continues to increase, pushing up prices to about 25 cents per pound, triple the price back in 2000 before the Renewable Fuel Standard mandated blending biodiesel. Biodiesel prices are up 12% since late February, prompting further demand for used […]

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California bill seeks to crack down on yellow grease theft

California bill seeks to crack down on yellow grease theft

March 25, 2014 |

In California, the state Assembly’s transportation committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would combat the increasing amount of yellow grease theft. The bill would seek to give law enforcement the tools needed to defer the theft by increasing the penalties for theft, creating stricter rules for grease haulers and granting police the right to impound […]

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New York City departments seeking to improve yellow grease disposal

New York City departments seeking to improve yellow grease disposal

October 22, 2012 |

In New York, the city’s Environmental Department (DEP) is partnering with other city departments to improve yellow grease disposal regulation and reduce sewer back-up. In order to reduce the instances of improper disposal linked both to poor drainage interceptors and unlicensed transportation of the grease for conversion to biodiesel, the city plans to increase inspections […]

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FES, Clean Fuel ink 3-year yellow grease deal

FES, Clean Fuel ink 3-year yellow grease deal

[ 0 ] March 4, 2011 |

In Florida, Freedom Environmental Services and Clean Fuel of Lakeland consummated a three-year yellow grease supply agreement.  Freedom notes that while there can be no guarantees, management believes that the value of the contract could exceed $18 million if the maximum volumes are achieved by Grease Recovery Solutions, a subsidiary of Freedom Environmental Services, over […]

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Renewable BioSystems extracting yellow grease from organic waste streams

Renewable BioSystems extracting yellow grease from organic waste streams

[ 0 ] January 11, 2011 |

In New Jersey, Renewable BioSystems announced their first North American sale of one of its line of oil extraction machines, for installation during the first quarter of 2011. The unnamed RBL customer for this machine supplies oil feedstocks to biodiesel plants.  RBL technology separates the oil from organic waste streams such as food factory waste, […]

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Grease looting on the rise: Bandits now snag 6 million pounds per year

Grease looting on the rise: Bandits now snag 6 million pounds per year

November 21, 2011 |

In Virginia, the National Renderers Association is estimating that grease theft has risen to as much as six million pounds per year across North America, and as much as $1 million in lost revenues for members of (the other) NRA. The figures surfaced in an entertaining loom at grease theft published in City.ca, which looked […]

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NC lawmaker proposes to felonize grease theft

NC lawmaker proposes to felonize grease theft

June 6, 2011 |

In North Carolina, Rep. John Torbett, R-Stanley, responding to the increasing theft of yellow kitchen grease has proposed a bill that would make it a felony to steal $1,000 or more of yellow grease, and a misdemeanor if less were stolen.  Additionally, Torbett is proposing that any yellow grease collectors must be licensed and inspected […]

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Grease (Theft) is the Word: 5th Most Bizarre Biofuels Story of the Year

Grease (Theft) is the Word: 5th Most Bizarre Biofuels Story of the Year

[ 0 ] July 28, 2010 |

In an article from last September, we introduced Texas attorney Jon Jaworski to Digest readers, via a hilarious profile that appeared on Minyanville.com. Jaworski is known as “the Grease Lawyer,” specializing in advising on cases involving grease theft. “I had a guy who was paid with a bottle of vodka and a couple cartons of […]

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The Competitive Edge: Homestead Engineering Inc.

The Competitive Edge: Homestead Engineering Inc.

April 9, 2020 |

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? Great underutilization of local biofuel, waste vegetable oil from local restaurants. As the commodity yellow grease, no prior retail use […]

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May biodiesel production up 2 million tons over April

May biodiesel production up 2 million tons over April

August 1, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Agency data shows that biodiesel production rose in May to 154 million tons, 2 million tons higher than in April. Of the total, 69% was produced in the Midwest while nearly 56% of feedstock was soybean oil. Corn oil and yellow grease were the two largest feedstocks after […]

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