Can waste vegetable oil power an entire office building? How about ten office buildings? Or what about an entire city block?
It’s possible. In fact, one company is working to make it happen right now. GoVo Biofuels LLC operates in upstate New York, collecting vegetable oil from restaurants, converting diesels trucks and cars to run on SVO, and working towards a viable residential and commercial heating solution using waste vegetable oil.
By developing the first scalable liquid biomass project in upstate New York, GoVo is attempting to perfect a solution to the overconsumption of heating oil in the Northeastern United States, including their home state.
Heating oil is expensive and dirty when burned, much like petroleum. But waste vegetable oil requires equipment and infrastructure that is much less expensive over the long-term, and much cheaper to purchase per gallon too, at around $1.25 a pop with retail markup. Best of all, it produces just as much energy capabilities as heating oil.
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Used vegetable oil is quickly becoming a scarce resource with increased demand from the transportation and heating markets. The demand will very quickly suck up the supply. When used VO is no longer available the cost of unused feedstock quickly makes such ventures uneconomical.
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