Hoover’s Waste Cooking
Oil Program
November 17, 2009
Our Mayor and City Council
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it
from our children.”
Native American Proverb
City of Hoover
Alternative Fuel Program
Quick Facts
• 196 vehicles use E-85 Fuel (over 10 million miles on E-85)
• 161 veh...
We take used cooking oil from local restaurants
and your home,
then we process this used oil into fuel that we
use in our ...
EPA Opinion
• “The EPA is pleased to see that the City of
Hoover has taken the initiative to improve
public health and the...
Our program starts with our waste
vegetable oil pickup route
Arriving at our first stop
Loading full barrel onto truck
Off to the next pickup location
Back at the shop we transfer the oil
to our storage tanks
We also add the oil from our home
recycling project at this time
One of the major problems with a municipal sewer system is used cooking oil
that gets into the sewer lines and causes bloc...
Used Cooking Oil From Our Home
Recycling Program
Next we move 110 gallons of oil to
our processing units
After a simple test to determine the
amount of chemicals we need for
the reaction process…
We let the processor do the rest of
the work
Now we have fuel ready for use
President Bush knows Alternative Fuel
• “Whether you think you can, or you think
you can't; either way you are right."
Henry Ford
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  1. 1. Hoover’s Waste Cooking Oil Program November 17, 2009
  2. 2. Our Mayor and City Council
  3. 3. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb
  4. 4. City of Hoover Alternative Fuel Program Quick Facts • 196 vehicles use E-85 Fuel (over 10 million miles on E-85) • 161 vehicles use B-20 Bio-Diesel Fuel • 40 vehicles use B-100 Bio-Diesel Fuel • 85% of the fuel used by the City of Hoover is a qualified alternative fuel. This represents more than 1,500,000 gallons in the last 4 years. • This is fuel made in the United States. • Our Ethanol is made in Georgia. • Our B-20 Bio-Diesel is made in Alabama. • Our B-100 Bio-Diesel is made in Hoover by our City Employees!
  5. 5. We take used cooking oil from local restaurants and your home, then we process this used oil into fuel that we use in our fleet of diesel vehicles and equipment!!!
  6. 6. EPA Opinion • “The EPA is pleased to see that the City of Hoover has taken the initiative to improve public health and the environment through their successful production and use of alternative fuel options," said Jimmy Palmer, EPA Regional Administrator. "Programs like the City of Hoover's Grease 2 Oil Program contribute to the EPA's mission of reducing harmful air emissions from motor vehicles."
  7. 7. Our program starts with our waste vegetable oil pickup route
  8. 8. Arriving at our first stop
  9. 9. Loading full barrel onto truck
  10. 10. Off to the next pickup location
  11. 11. Back at the shop we transfer the oil to our storage tanks
  12. 12. We also add the oil from our home recycling project at this time
  13. 13. One of the major problems with a municipal sewer system is used cooking oil that gets into the sewer lines and causes blockages. One of the most common ways this can happen is by unsuspecting homeowners; they can introduce the used cooking oil into the system by just washing the dishes. If you use a pot to deep fry and then pour out the oil into a canister for disposal, then wash out the pot you have just put about one tablespoon of oil into the dirty dishwater and then down the drain. You see when you pour out the oil the remaining oil on the sides and bottom of the pot equals about one tablespoon, you should wipe out the pot with a paper towel and throw away the towel before washing the pot. Just how much is one tablespoon of oil per household per week? It equals about one hundred and ten (110) fifty five (55) gallon drums a year of used oil into the sewer system. Just imagine if everyone fried two or three times a week.
  14. 14. Used Cooking Oil From Our Home Recycling Program
  15. 15. Next we move 110 gallons of oil to our processing units
  16. 16. After a simple test to determine the amount of chemicals we need for the reaction process…
  17. 17. We let the processor do the rest of the work
  18. 18. Now we have fuel ready for use
  19. 19. President Bush knows Alternative Fuel
  20. 20. • “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't; either way you are right." Henry Ford

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