Biodiesel Project at Tierra Verde Golf Club

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Biodiesel Project at Tierra Verde Golf Club

  1. 1. Arlington Parks & RecreationBio Diesel Generation at TVGC
  2. 2. Bio Diesel Generation at TVGCPROCESSDEVELOPMENT• Tierra Verde GolfCourse typically uses3600 gallons of dieselfuel annually for golfmaintenance operations• Current diesel retailprices average $3.80,biodiesel can beproduced for around
  3. 3. Bio Diesel Generation at TVGCPROCESSDEVELOPMENT• With available wastevegetable oil the golfcourse can produce 50gallons of biodiesel perweek• Tierra Verde couldrealize a $100 per weeksavings in fuel cost afterexpenses, biodieselgenerator would also
  4. 4. Bio Diesel Generation at TVGCPROCESS DEVELOPMENT• Golf equipment manufacturersare behind using biodiesel in turfequipment• Can be used in any dieselengine without modifications• 1 gallon of oil = 1 gallon ofbiodiesel• By-product of making biodieselis Glycerin. TVGC will compostthe excess glycerin
  5. 5. Bio Diesel Generation at TVGCPROCESS DEVELOPMENT• For every unit of energy thatis required to produce a gallonof biodiesel, 3.24 units ofenergy are gained• In 2000, biodiesel becamethe only alternative fuel in thecountry to have successfullycompleted the EPA-requiredTier I and Tier II health effectsunder the Clean Air Act
  6. 6. Bio Diesel Generation at TVGCBY THE NUMBERS….Project Cost• Tierra Verde Operating Budget – 50% match$7,000• ATF Grant – 50% support $7,000• TOTAL COST $14,000Project Savings• Fuel Savings $5000(2,500 gallons at an average price of $3.50-cost to produce )
  7. 7. Arlington Parks & RecreationBio Diesel Generation at TVGC

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