As a food service provider, it can be hard to find the proper way to get rid of your cooking oil. If it isn’t correctly disposed of, it can not only be dangerous to the environment but can also damage your kitchen equipment, leading to costly repairs and fines. At Oregon Oils, we offer solutions through biodiesel conversion service. We partner with countless restaurants, schools, arenas, event venues, and other businesses to provide the Portland, OR metro area and Southern Washington with proper and environmentally safe ways to dispose of used cooking oil.
What Is Biodiesel?
Biodiesel is an eco-friendly, reusable, and sustainable alternative to traditional diesel fuel that we create by recycling used cooking oil. By utilizing our conversion service, you can play a vital role in helping your local community reduce waste. Not only will you be disposing of your used cooking oil properly, but biodiesel conversion also has a variety of benefits, including:
- Clean burning
- Healthier for the environment
- Less toxic to workers
- Higher performing
- Lower costs
- Compatibility with pre-existing diesel engines
At Oregon Oils, we will convert your used cooking oil into biodiesel through a chemical process called transesterification. This process begins by treating the collected oil with alcohol and adding a strong alkaline catalyst to form glycerin and methyl ester. The glycerin is then filtered out and used for other purposes, leaving us with biodiesel.
How We Can Help
Restaurants will typically produce millions of gallons of used cooking oil each year. This makes it easy to forget rules and regulations surrounding proper disposal. At Oregon Oils, we will aid in creating the perfect disposal plan that’s tailored around you, your business, and your schedule. We will ensure proper disposal using four steps:
- Step 1: We’ll provide clean receptacles that you can use to store your used cooking oil.
- Step 2: We’ll implement a collection schedule based on convenience and your waste oil output.
- Step 3: Our technicians will use a vacuum hose to transfer the oil from your tank to our truck, which will record the amount of oil collected at each stop.
- Step 4: Trucks will transport your cooking oil right to our conversion facilities.
If you’re looking for reliable services that will not only guarantee proper oil disposal but will also turn your resources into a renewable, eco-friendly product, Oregon Oils is here for you. Our easy and simple biodiesel conversion program comes at no extra cost so you can focus on running your business. You can even earn money back on the cooking oil you returned, allowing our customers to make the most out of our service. We will send you a quarterly check to reimburse you.
Learn More from Oregon Oils
Oregon Oils is dedicated to providing the Portland, OR metro and Southern Washington areas with services that cater to local restaurant owners. We can help you with a multitude of tasks such as used cooking oil collection, grease trap cleaning services, biodiesel production, and more. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.