Linking Compost With Biodiesel Production


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This is a presentation defining the benefits of linking compost production with biodiesel production in order to provide the food service industry with an economically viable zero waste solution.

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Linking Compost With Biodiesel Production

  1. 1. Reusing Wastes from the Food Service Industry Kirk Jones, ChE
  2. 2. <ul><li>US Biodiesel Production has Accelerated Steadily in the Last 10 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Using Waste Vegetable Oil as a Biodiesel Feedstock has also Accelerated </li></ul><ul><li>Composting is Gaining Acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Compost Programs are Steadily Increasing Across the Country. </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiesel and Compost are Necessary for Sustainability and Waste Reduction </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Reducing Disposal Costs and Landfill Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing Air Pollution and Asthma Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering Local Energy Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing Fossil Carbon Use </li></ul><ul><li>Combating Soil Loss </li></ul><ul><li>Combating Soil Depletion and Nutrient Loss </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Meaningful Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Mimicking Natural Processes </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Biodiesel is a Local, Renewable, Biodegradable, Lubricating, Energy-dense Fuel for Buses, Trucks, Trains, Planes, Construction Equipment, Farming Machinery, Marine Engines, Electricity Production, Heating Oil Applications, etc. with a Strong Growing Demand Worldwide </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Compost is an Enlivening Soil Amendment for Large Farms, Small Farms, Urban Vegetable Production, Urban Forest Gardening, Community Gardens, CSAs, and Household Gardens which Helps Communities by Benefiting Nutrition, Enhancing Yields, Healing Ecosystems, Building Biodiversity and Enhancing Connections with the Earth. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Increase Economic Viability </li></ul><ul><li>One Stop Pickup/One Contract </li></ul><ul><li>Links Food Waste with Food Production </li></ul><ul><li>Diversifies Business Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Uses All Food Wastes </li></ul><ul><li>Helps Educate the Public on the Many Ways to Reduce our Environmental Impact </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Organize Integrated Vegetable Oil and Food Waste Pickups </li></ul><ul><li>Generate Population Specific Protocols Utilizing Existing Infrastructure as Much as Appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Process Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel and Glycerin </li></ul><ul><li>Process Food Waste into Compost-based Soil Products </li></ul><ul><li>Market, Sell, and Distribute Products </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Support for Urban Agriculture and Community Education </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Process: Smiling Earth Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Costs: $1.50 per Gallon </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $4.50 per Gallon </li></ul><ul><li>100,000 Gallons WVO/100,000 Pop. </li></ul><ul><li>Profit: $300,000/100,000 Pop. Annually </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Process: Windrows and/or Machine </li></ul><ul><li>Costs: $15 per Yard </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $45 per Yard </li></ul><ul><li>50,000 Yards compost/100,000 Pop. </li></ul><ul><li>Profit: $1,500,000/100,000 Pop. Annually </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Choose Location for Startup </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Biodiesel Production Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Compost Production Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Pickup and Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Sales and Marketing Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Write Business Plan/Obtain Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Make Contracts/Obtain Permits </li></ul><ul><li>Build Facilities/Acquire Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Hire and Train Personnel/Begin Production </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Linking Compost with Biodiesel Production Can Be an Economically, Socially, and Environmentally Beneficial Way to Enhance Our Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Reusing Food Industry Wastes and Generating Commodities Is a Necessary Step in Creating Sustainable Communities. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Oakland Recycles (CA), Compost Project </li></ul><ul><li>New York City Compost Project </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Sun Biodiesel (SF) </li></ul><ul><li>TriState Biodiesel (NYC) </li></ul><ul><li>Smiling Earth Energy, Biodiesel Plant Producer </li></ul><ul><li>Green Mtn. Technologies,Compost Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>US Biodiesel Board, Biodiesel Advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Highfields Institute, Compost Programming </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Kirk Jones, ChE </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>802 279 1236 Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>121 S. Logan Ave. </li></ul><ul><li>Audubon, NJ 08106 </li></ul>