Tag: cooking oil

Egypt signs used cooking oil protocol to support biodiesel program

Egypt signs used cooking oil protocol to support biodiesel program

June 23, 2015 |

In Egypt, the Minister of Supply has signed a protocol for recycled cooking oil to be collected from citizens in exchange for points that can be traded for free food. The oil will then be delivered to the Alexandria Company for Petroleum Additives who will process it into biodiesel. The plan scales up a trial […]

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Company looking to build mixed oil refinery/ biorefinery in Washington state

Company looking to build mixed oil refinery/ biorefinery in Washington state

June 8, 2015 |

In Washington state, Texas-based Riverview Energy is looking to set up a mixed refinery in Longview that would refine 45,000 barrels per day of shale oil from North Dakota and half again as much of used cooking oil and vegetable oils for advanced biofuels and aviation jet fuel. Though the governor’s staff has met several […]

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Uruguay launches pilot to test used cooking oil as biodiesel feedstock

Uruguay launches pilot to test used cooking oil as biodiesel feedstock

November 6, 2014 |

In Uruguay, Alcoholes de Uruguay (Alur) has launched a project to trial the recycling of used cooking oil into biodiesel. The pilot includes a waste oil collection center at a school in Montevideo using a smart glass recycling system that receives containers and returns new ones for collecting more oil. The state-owned company is in […]

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Hong Kong’s biodiesel industry wants tighter regulations for waste cooking oil

Hong Kong’s biodiesel industry wants tighter regulations for waste cooking oil

October 20, 2014 |

In Hong Kong, the biodiesel industry is calling for tighter regulations on used cooking oil to keep unscrupulous traders out of the market instead of pushing up prices—pegging used cooking oil with fresh cooking oil—filtering it and putting it back into the human consumption market. That oil would then fall to prices where recycling into […]

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Data on small used cooking oil supplies falling through the cracks in Taipei

Data on small used cooking oil supplies falling through the cracks in Taipei

September 18, 2014 |

In Taipei, the national environmental protection agency says it can only monitor roughly half of the used cooking oil produced domestically during the past two years, or just 38,000 metric tonnes. Policy only requires facilities of a certain size to report its used cooking oil supplies, meaning about half of the facilities are too small […]

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Brazilian UCO to biodiesel producer to start collecting from 800 McDonalds

Brazilian UCO to biodiesel producer to start collecting from 800 McDonalds

September 17, 2014 |

In Brazil, Recoleo will begin collecting used cooking oil from more than 800 McDonalds around the country for processing into biodiesel. Before this new contract, the company was already collecting 400,000 liters of used oil per month from 1,500 households and 3,500 businesses while selling biodiesel to 5,000 clients.  

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California legislature moves to further criminalize grease theft

California legislature moves to further criminalize grease theft

August 25, 2014 |

In California, the legislature has passed a bill to boost criminal penalties for grease theft. The state has grappled with a rise in used cooking oil theft as the biofuel industry has developed. The penalties are currently so minor that thefts aren’t even worth responding to for many law enforcement agencies. But according to the […]

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Three men arrested in Illinois for stealing 10,000 gallons of used cooking oil

Three men arrested in Illinois for stealing 10,000 gallons of used cooking oil

July 28, 2014 |

In Illinois, three men were arrested in a barn in the southwest part of the state where 10,000 gallons of stolen used cooking oil was stored. The men allegedly stole the cooking oil from outside restaurants and then later sold it to biodiesel producers.  

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Malaysian university students build mini mobile biodiesel production unit

Malaysian university students build mini mobile biodiesel production unit

June 3, 2014 |

In Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia has unveiled a mini mobile biodiesel production unit that can produce 15 liters of biodiesel from used cooking oil in under two hours. Nineteen first and second year students invented and developed the reactor in about two months at a cost of $4,645.  

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Hong Kong looking to support local cooking oil recycling industry

Hong Kong looking to support local cooking oil recycling industry

March 26, 2014 |

In China, the local administration for Hong Kong estimates that 16,000 metric tons of used cooking oil is collected every year with about 11,000 tons being used for biodiesel production. The government and local recycling trade are working together to create a voluntary certification scheme for recyclers in an effort to create standards for the […]

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