Thanks to years of research and innovation, renewable fuel is now produced from a variety of sources, or feedstocks. Of these many sources, used cooking oil – the feedstock used by SeQuential – is perhaps the most sustainable. It’s created from materials that have already served their primary purpose, which helps reduce the need to grow crops specifically for fuel production, and dramatically lowers the carbon footprint of the resulting renewable fuel.
So, how is used cooking oil refined into fuel?
Before the refinement process ever begins, lots of used cooking oil must be collected. This is often managed through partnerships with local businesses and restaurants that are seeking to incorporate more sustainable practices into their everyday operations. SeQuential uses this approach, regularly visiting a host of clients, from universities to athletic stadiums and beyond, to collect and recycle used cooking oil that would otherwise go to waste.
The Cooking Oil Refinement Process
After the used cooking oil has been collected, Neste’s renewable fuel is made using a unique combination of hydrotreating and isomerization that enables a wide variety of low-quality waste and residues to be turned into high-quality fuels and other renewable products. Regardless of which raw materials are used, the quality of the final HVO product is always the same. This is a big difference compared to biodiesel which is produced through an esterification process. This does not offer the same guarantee in quality as properties of FAME depend largely on what raw materials are used and can vary between producers.
Collect. Refine. Refuel.
Since 2001, SeQuential has been committed to providing cleaner-burning fuel for a brighter future. Recycle your oil with SeQuential to contribute to a renewable energy model.