In San Diego this year, environmentalists are expecting that fat from many people’s turkey and ham dinners will add to the city’s goal of being more environmentally sustainable.
How does this work? According to BioDriven’s website, biodrivenservice.com oil and grease are collected from San Diego restaurants and then processed into biofuel feedstocks utilized by local industry to produce biofuels and products.
“We want to encourage restaurants that deep- fry their turkeys to recycle the used oil and grease they use this year” says CEO David Fryman. If you’re eating at home, check online to see if your local municipality provides free fat and grease disposal. (Most do.)
While the Christmas holiday is not expected to dramatically increase the amount of Used Cooking Oil and Grease collected in the San Diego area, “Every little bit helps” says David.
“The Oil and Grease from your turkey and ham is actually turned into biodiesel by BioDriven and its partners” says CFO Jan Fryman.
As a reminder, BioDriven would like to discourage everyone from dumping used oil and grease down city water drains. When the oil and fat cool in the pipes, costly clogs are generated that cause the water treatment company (and you the end user) additional costs.
In the past, major water contamination issues have been reportedly caused by oil and grease clogs in municipal waste-water piping and treatment facilities. As good citizens, we ask you to work with us to avoid causing damage to our shared community infrastructure.
Oil and grease aside, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy holiday season. Thank you for all your support over the years. We look forward to continuing to meet and exceed your expectations in 2012.
The BioDriven Family
*Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Source: National Biodiesel Board