San Francisco to turn cooking oil into biodiesel
By February 9th, 2009Monday, February 9, 2009 13:09 on
The brown waste grease of San Francisco will be converted into biofuel with help from $1.2 million in state and federal grants. The conversion into fuel of these brown waste grease known as FOG (fat, oil and grease), is part of a pilot project.
With the money from grants that will fund a public-private partnership with engineering firm URS Corp and Philadelphia company BlackGold Biofuels. The factory will recycle the waste formed by oil, grease and used cooking fat.
The biodiesel station will be built at the city’s Oceanside Treatment Plant next to the San Francisco Zoo and is expected to produce different types of fuel for vehicles, converted methane to run the treatment plant and grade boiler fuel for running sewage treatment plant equipment.
This project is a continuation of an old San Francisco programme, founded in 2007 with the aim to recycle and collect used cooking oil.
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