What Happens to Unusable Waste Oil?

May 25th, 2018 |  Blog, Uncategorized, and Used Oil
Man Holding Biodiesel Pump

Throughout the West Coast – from Seattle, Washington down to San Francisco, California – SeQuential collects used cooking oil from restaurants, universities, zoos, food processers and home chefs. After it leaves your restaurant, you may be wondering: where does all that waste oil go?

Collection and Refinement

The first step of the process involves you – SeQuential collects used fats, oil and grease (FOG) from your food establishment or the designated drop-off location. Then, we hit the road in trucks fueled by SeQuential biodiesel, and transport the oil waste to our regional production plant in Salem, Oregon. Using our certified refinery process, we turn your used cooking oil into sustainable, low carbon biodiesel and other bioproducts. This clean, tested process allows us to produce biodiesel, glycerin, salt cake and boiler fuel. Anything that doesn’t get turned into a bioproduct will go back into the system, helping us produce nearly zero waste.

The Final Product

After your unusable waste oil has been turned in to biodiesel, it gets distributed to retail pumps, truck fleets and local oil partners. Our biodiesel products are locally sourced, which means that we have the lowest carbon footprint of any diesel alternative in the region. Bioproducts, such as glycerin, boiler fuel and salt cake, produced during our refinement process are sold back to the community.

It All Starts With You

Be the change you wish to see in the world with something as simple as recycling your used cooking oil with SeQuential. Whether you manage a restaurant or use cooking oil at home, recycling this waste product is not only easy, but it makes a positive impact on the environment. Plus, we provide fee-free oil collection for food establishments, and home cooks can drop off their oil waste for free at one of our drop-off locations.

To learn more about the SeQuential process or to set up a collection schedule, call us now at 800-447-3794 or click here to sign up online online form.