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Grease on the Island #441063
06/20/12 12:45 PM
06/20/12 12:45 PM
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SnoopysMom Offline OP
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Researching what to do with old restaurant grease (verses using a grease trap, which is overflowing at the moment due to the rains, etc) and found this interesting article:

Biofuel is Hot!

Is anyone on the Island using grease for fuel? If so, you would think there would be plenty of restaurants to supply their needs smile

Re: Grease on the Island [Re: SnoopysMom] #441065
06/20/12 01:02 PM
06/20/12 01:02 PM
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bywarren Offline
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Eddie Halliday aka Eddie the Handyman purchased the equipment to convert grease to fuel.

Re: Grease on the Island [Re: SnoopysMom] #441070
06/20/12 01:58 PM
06/20/12 01:58 PM

The process of transesterification requires methanol which is quite expensive here. I doubt there would be a reasonable ROI.

Re: Grease on the Island [Re: SnoopysMom] #441198
06/21/12 10:10 PM
06/21/12 10:10 PM
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JdeVerteuil Offline
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Other added cost include converting fuel lines from rubber to metal and extra filters to the engine.
The cost to manufacture is about $1-1.50/gallon IN THE US. You also need to check the grease used on the island. If it has animal fat then do not use. The pure vegetable oil is better and even that varies.
If Eddie has the equipment to seperate the glycirin from the oil then it is worth the effort. Since you do have to mix Methanol according to the amount of oil you have, there is a test and some math to figure it out, you have to have certain safety standards. Again this is in the US. Methanol is volitale and should not be in residential areas when you have large quantities.
I do not represent this company but they have a "refinery" that will produce 600gal/day.
As C2C stated the ROI is questionable but I think it is worth looking into.

John deVerteuil
Re: Grease on the Island [Re: JdeVerteuil] #441245
06/22/12 06:35 PM
06/22/12 06:35 PM
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Ambergris caye
SnoopysMom Offline OP
SnoopysMom  Offline OP
Sounds like we're not quite ready yet - thanks for your responses!

Re: Grease on the Island [Re: SnoopysMom] #441251
06/22/12 07:08 PM
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duPlooys is using cooking oil collected from hotels and restaurants in their generator, which supplements their solar power system

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Re: Grease on the Island [Re: Katie Valk] #441252
06/22/12 07:16 PM
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SP Daily Offline
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Oh my! how do they manage without all the expert advice from this message board....

Re: Grease on the Island [Re: SP Daily] #442963
07/20/12 08:38 PM
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