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

Farmers' pressed PPO/VO Diesel Fuel too!

Flowtration Station Benefits


  • Refines cooking oil into fuel by removing water and particulates to a standard
  • Turns cooking oil into profit center via convenient cardless fuel payments
  • Cooking oils' viscosity has similar range with conversion upon diesel injection
  • Reduces haul trucks' delivery costs via food delivery endpoint fuel up
  • Reduces renderer / hauler's pickup & grease trap service frequency
  • Attracts new customers by responding to climate change
  • Ensures used cooking oil isn't drained into sewer pipes
  • Requires no extra work for the back of house at all


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Flowtration Station is an integrated used cooking oil (UCO) refinery/fueling station for food establishments to passively recycle & retail used cooking oil, profitably, without hassle to operations.
Simply drain used cooking oil only (right from the fryolator into a clean “cubie” or other receptacle with no water, soap, or other contaminants) into the Flowtration Station, and it runs automatically.
We require non-hydrogenated vegetable-based cooking oil. Hydrogenated cooking oil & animal lard will clog our filters as fast as they clog your arteries. They are too thick for our stations at normal temperatures. We'll either approve of your oil or broker your establishment non-hydrogenated, non-GMO alternatives upon agreement. With that said, vegetable cooking oil used to fry chicken or fish is ok; as residual animal fats from frying will process out in the Flowtration Station, and any remaining minor residue will burn off upon engine combustion.
Please continue to dump solids into your renderer/haulers’ bin for their pickup. We can source a solids waste composting company in your area that will work with you once you sign a contract for waste cooking oil with 100th Grease Monkey, should renderer/haulers not be willing to work together.
We offer tanks ranging from approximately 60 gallons to 1000 + gallons. We recommend tanks that are double the size of your typical weekly oil volume. We will assess your exact scenario before contract.
The Flowtration Station is solar, generator, and battery powered. Optionally, it can be securely tied to your establishment's outdoor electrical power block.
While tank sizes vary by used cooking oil consumption & sale, your establishment should dedicate 2 parking spaces footprint to our machinery: 1 for our station and 1 for drivers to fuel up.
We can structure our station to fit outside your drive thru, as our parts are modular.
Our Service Techs receive a “tank full alert” & purchase a small amount of used cooking oil.
Yes. We'll work with you to configure a larger volume system while maintaining our processing time and fuel/component standards.
Not at all. The Flowtration Station can be installed as close to or as far away from your establishment as you’d like. It functions as a passive point of sale gas pump - with a modern payment system.
The Flowtration Station is estimated to use about 1231 kW per 100 gallons recycled monthly.
Theoretically yes: It would be more efficient to reuse cooking oil by attaching a VO diesel generator to your food establishment’s electrical supply to reduce electrical costs with diesel energy supplementation instead of fueling up vehicles. In practice, food establishments do not use enough cooking oil to justify machine costs.

That is, the real ‘savings’ from a VO cogeneration setup do not meet the purported electrical cost reduction benefit in consideration of lease & maintenance costs of diesel generator install at the establishment - unless cooking oils from outside sources are transported & added to the machine.

This defeats emissions reductions benefits by increasing emissions from cooking oil transport trucks (while increasing oil delivery transport costs and emissions).

By contrast, since food delivery trucks must transport input materials to food establishments anyway, & since guests drive to eat at restaurants: Flowtration Station's economic & environmental impact cost reductions with a supplemental generator, coupled with broad adoption of VO diesel vehicle conversions to fuel up at restaurants, are exponentially greater than any VO diesel cogeneration setup – even for very high-cooking-oil-volume food establishments.
Precedence exists for unconventional fueling systems at food establishments, such as petrol gas stations at supermarkets, & numerous electrical vehicle charging stations near food shops. Additionally, though we heat UCO 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. 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 station?
Flowtration Station is sealed & locked to prevent grease theft.
Our website provides grease consumption reports in the date range that you specify, & we only work with accountable partners for grease trap cleaning and solids removal.
We split payments as drivers fuel up using their authorization codes or smartphones. Your establishment makes more money from the sale of your UCO than you do now, and payments are split at the end of the month after covering our operational costs. . Please pre-register your establishment, and we will contact you for full breakeven calculation.