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- SN Whole Health: Waste Cooking Oil Goes From Grease to Green
- Recycling Waste Cooking Oil
- Sidebar: Redefining 'Fat Free'
Retailers find new revenue in cooking oil reclamation
Sidebar: Redefining 'Fat Free'
Along with recycling its waste cooking oil, Willow Tree Poultry Farm challenged Lifecycle Renewables to find a way to recycle the chicken fat rendered during cooking. Lifecycle Renewables responded with a custom set of equipment that collects and stores the fat.
And, it was free.
“Lifecycle Renewables paid for the equipment and until they recoup the cost, they get our fat for free. Then, they will start paying us for the fat,” said Alex Cekala, controller at Willow Tree. “It’s a win-win for both of us. And for the planet.”
Developing similar equipment and systems for the supermarket and food manufacturing industries are virtually limitless, Rory Gaunt, CEO at Lifecycle Renewables.
“Most conversions from waste to energy are simple,” he said. “The challenge is finding the most effective methods that provide the greatest return on investment for all parties involved.”
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