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Greendrinks presentation biodiesel in dallas texas

  1. 1. Biodiesel 101 Making Use of Used Restaurant Oil and Grease June 8, 2010 by Tajana Mesic, MBA
  2. 3. What it biodiesel? <ul><li>Diesel fuel manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant oils and greases through a series of chemical reactions. </li></ul><ul><li>It is biodegradable, and produces less air pollutants than petroleum-based diesel. </li></ul>
  3. 4. From Oil and Grease to Fuel <ul><li>http://fwix.com/dallas/share/b061899d44/planet_green_g_word_from_gross_grease_to_biodiesel </li></ul>
  4. 5. How is biodiesel made (feedstock) <ul><li>Virgin oils : such soy, canola, cotton seed, corn. </li></ul><ul><li>Used cooking oil : collected from restaurants or other food places. </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow grease : which is mainly vegetable oil but with high fat content and collected from restaurants. </li></ul><ul><li>Brown grease : grease collected from grease traps and has very high percentage of free fatty acids and animal fat. </li></ul>
  5. 7. Where is biodiesel used? <ul><li>Can be used in its pure form ( B100 ) or blended with petroleum diesel in diesel cars, trucks, tractors. </li></ul><ul><li>Common blends are B2 (2% biodiesel), B5 , and B20 . B2 and B5 can be used safely in most diesel engines. </li></ul><ul><li>The higher the percentage of biodiesel, the more eco-friendly the fuel is. </li></ul>
  6. 8. What is the B Factor? <ul><li>Much of the world uses a system known as the </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;B&quot; factor to show the amount of biodiesel in </li></ul><ul><li>any fuel mix: fuel containing </li></ul><ul><li>100% biodiesel is referred to as B100 </li></ul><ul><li>20% biodiesel is labeled B20 </li></ul><ul><li>5% biodiesel is labeled B5 </li></ul><ul><li>2% biodiesel is labeled B2 </li></ul>
  7. 9. Oil and Grease… <ul><li>Since virgin vegetable oil is expensive for the producers, the most economic choice for biodiesel feedstock is collection of used cooking oil collected from restaurants. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Demand higher than supply <ul><li>The estimated transportation diesel fuel and home heating oil used in the US is about 350 billion pounds. </li></ul><ul><li>The US estimated production of vegetable oil for all uses is about 24 billion pounds and estimated production of animal fat is 12 billion pounds. </li></ul>US Department of Energy, January 2010
  9. 11. Do we have DFW producers? Company City Texas Biotech, Inc Arlington Biodiesel Industries of Greater Dallas-Fort Worth Denton New Fuel Company Dallas Biodiesel of Texas, Inc Denton
  10. 12. Texas Biotech, Inc
  11. 13. Collection of waste vegetable oil to be processed into biodiesel
  12. 14. At the pump…close by Pump City DFW Biodiesel Fort Worth Red River Biofuels Argyle Star Travel Plaza Denton GreenSpot Market Dallas New Energy Fuels Waller Miles Automotive/BioWillie Keller
  13. 15. BioWillie Any diesel-powered vehicle can run BioWillie or any other B20 blend without modification.
  14. 16. BioWillie <ul><li>Willie Nelson has formed a Biodiesel Company to distribute his own blend of biodiesel fuel called BioWillie. </li></ul><ul><li>Made of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent diesel, BioWillie is now available at various locations in Texas and along the Eastern Seaboard </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>What do you think? </li></ul>

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