Restaurants' on-site waste cooking oil recovery, refinement, & retail Vegetable Oil (VO) Diesel Fuel

Farmers' pressed VO Diesel Fuel too!

100th Grease Monkey VO Standards:
"Pure by Product & Process" ™


 

Legality

Given the unbelievably imminent threat of climate change, rather than take time to lobby for broad acceptance of VO fuel, the following lists legal and practical risk questions that may arise, and our preemptive response:

 

Does VO fuel have any sort of mandate?

Yes; the EPAct (Energy Policy Act) of 1992 states that "alternative fuels" may be defined as "fuels . . . derived from biological materials." If apple juice is derived from apples, we have a Federal mandate.

 

I don’t know. Your station seems like it might be a liability issue.

Precedence exists for unconventional fueling systems at food establishments, such as petrol gas stations at BJ’s Wholesale Club or Stop n’ Shop; as well as numerous electrical vehicle charging stations near food shops. Additionally, although we heat the WVO to help in the refining process; we maintain its temperature well below the 160 – 232 degrees Celsius (320 – 450 degrees Fahrenheit) smoke point range of cooking oils, detailed via link below. At this point in human history, can anyone really argue that a food institution would be less liable for hosting a gas station nearby than for hosting a vegetable oil fuel station?

 

Is your Flowtration Station safe?

Yes; although we certainly heat up waste cooking oil to assist removal of water & particulates, the maximum temperature of our station does not even approach close to the smoke point of restaurant cooking oils.

 

Will your Flowtration Station be in the way of parking lot traffic?

Not at all. Depending on tank size, the Flowtration Station footprint is between a half and a whole parking space.

 

Really though, how big an impact will be made by your Vegetable Oil Refinery / Retail Stations?

If we deploy to full scale, we could accomodate 8-12 million vehicles in the U.S. alone; millions more working with farmers using intelligent crop rotation and growth practices.

Even so, our standardized fuel would be a drop of carbon-neutral fuel in a very large barrel of petroleum, so it should be noted that after acceptance of our fuel standard, oil companies could deploy the algae oil (to which they have rights) through their distribution systems.

 

I heard insurance companies won't insure vegetable oil fuel conversions. What is your legal recourse?

While some insurers, like Better World Club, are already willing to insure vegetable oil fuel vehicles, some may need a bit more convincing with standards testing, the basis for which our Flowtration Station provides, delineated below:

Machine Components

Flowtration & Glowtration Stations consist of components either expressly warranted for vegetable oil (VO) biofuel, or of "excellent" rated material in Forest Gregg's book SVO, such as buna-n hoses, aluminum or stainless steel fittings and piping, and poly or aluminum tanks.

Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO)*

The WVO processed by 100th Grease Monkey Flowtration Station is guaranteed:

  • Settled
  • Refined
  • Uncontaminated
  • Non-hydrogenated
  • Multiple-filtered to at most 1 micron nominal
  • Titration tested to be water free to minimal ppm
  • Of a consistent diesel fuel viscosity range equivalent when heated with approved Vegetable Oil fuel retrofits; in accordance with the standards described by Elsbett.

* To ensure restaurants' oil quality meets our standards, we will only approve refined, non-hydrogenated cooking oil; & require that WVO only is drained into the Flowtration Station. Non-hydrogenated, non-GMO oil lease options are available for oil not meeting standards.

Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO)

Straight Vegetable Oil, also known as "Pure Plant Oil" (PPO), may be used when pressed and refined directly from nuts, seeds, and vegetables; as described by Elsbett, and which is in the process of research by John Deere.

Algae oil, a potentially exponential source of SVO biofuel, is also under research; and the potential of WVO as fuel itself is recognized by Oilgae, "the global information support resource for the algae fuels industry."

100th Grease Monkey's Glowtration Station is designed to press, refine, and dispense non-GMO Hemp or Winter Rapeseed oil directly on-site at farms; and we will broker this seed to farmers to promote organic farming alongside our cost and emissions saving infrastructure.