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Fryer Oil to Fuel Tank: How Cooking Oil Recycling in New Orleans, LA Fuels Your Car

February 15, 2019

Biofuel is becoming an increasingly popular way to power vehicles and equipment to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel efficiency. One of the more popular methods of late is to take used cooling oil and recycle it for fueling purposes. Approximately 10,000 tons of used cooking oil gets collected each year from food manufacturers, catering professionals and other types of businesses in France alone—just imagine the potential for this practice if it were to become more widespread in the United States. The used oil gets filtered and treated before it gets sent off to biofuel plants to be turned into... View Article

What Are Fatbergs, and How Can Recycling Cooking Oil Prevent Them from Forming?

January 28, 2019

When you are done cooking a meal, what do you do with your cooking oil? This might come across as a relatively inconsequential question. But if you wash your old cooking oil down the drain, then you might unknowingly be contributing to a major problem. “Fatbergs” probably sounds like a disgusting term—and that is because, quite frankly, it describes a disgusting phenomenon! They also affect virtually everyone living in a community, and they are caused by the seemingly inconsequential action of pouring your cooking oil down the drain. Here is an overview of what fatbergs are, and how we can... View Article

How to Recycle Your Cooking Oil

January 14, 2019

When you have finished cooking a delicious meal for your loved ones, your work is far from over. You—or a helpful friend or family member—still need to clear the plates, wash and dry the dishes and make sure all the leftover ingredients are put back in their proper place. But there is one other step that you should never overlook: recycling your cooking oil! If you are like millions of other people, you unfortunately do not think much about what to do with your cooking oil after you have used it. But it is very important that you do not... View Article

Here’s Why You Should Install a Grease Trap in Your Kitchen

January 1, 2019

If you operate a restaurant or industrial kitchen, then you probably know that you should never wash your excess cooking oil down the kitchen sink. The grease from used cooking oil could easily cause a clog in your drain, and may even cause damage to public utility lines. And in addition to this, old cooking oil isn’t very clean, or very good for the environment. So, how do you make sure cooking oil doesn’t wash down your drain? Well, you could do it the old-fashioned way, preserving the used oil before washing your dishes. But the much more efficient method... View Article

Why You Should Consider Recycling Your Cooking Oil

December 18, 2018

Did you know that you can recycle your cooking oil? If you run a restaurant, industrial kitchen or other type of business where cooking oil is used, then you know what a pain it can be to properly dispose of. But putting in the effort to preserve and then recycle your cooking oil is better for the environment—and for you—in the long run. If you are like many home or business owners, you simply wash your cooking oil away down the drain. But there is a much more responsible and beneficial option! To that end, here are five reasons to... View Article

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