Because alternative fuels haven’t quite achieved the universal, everyday popularity of petroleum fuels, there tends to be a lot of talk about the drawbacks of alternative fuel sources, including biodiesel. Much of this talk is simply myth. At SeQuential, we want to demystify a few of the most common misperceptions , so you can see just how great biodiesel really is.
The rise of biofuels as a viable alternative to petroleum-based gas has led to the creation of an entire industry. While this industry has now been prominent for many years, it continues to evolve as biofuel research progresses and new sources of energy are sought. Discover a few of the most notable trends that have already or will soon gain traction in the world of biofuels, and reach out to SeQuential today to learn more about our biofuels.
Thanks to years of research and innovation, biodiesel is now produced from a variety of sources, or feedstocks. t 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 biodiesel.
Strict regulations in many cities mean that restaurant operators must pay close attention to how they use and dispose of cooking oil. Fortunately, working with a vendor like SeQuential makes it easy to get rid of your used cooking oil. At SeQuential, we collect cooking oil and refine it into clean-burning biodiesel through a low-waste process. All you have to do is fill the provided container with your oil.
Since the turn of the century, biodiesel consumption in the United States has grown from virtually nothing to more than 2 billion gallons per year. In fact, between 2010 and 2016 alone, yearly consumption numbers grew by more than 600 million – a sure sign that the desire for alternative energy sources is alive and well. Seeking to join in on the industry’s rapid growth? Adding biodiesel to your gas station might be the perfect move. Here, SeQuential has compiled a checklist to help you make the change seamlessly.
- Start by choosing your biodiesel provider. Look for a company with a history of ethical practices, a dedication to premier customer service and plenty of industry experience. If you’re located in the Pacific Northwest, choose SeQuential – we currently serve biodiesel stations throughout Oregon and Washington, and we’re always looking to add another station to our ever-growing list.
- Work with your provider to get the right equipment. The best biodiesel providers go above and beyond merely providing your station with fuel. They’ll also ensure that their partner biodiesel stations are outfitted with equipment that benefits both parties. Here at SeQuential, we’ll even work with you to develop a pump branding package that effortlessly complements your biofuel station.
- Get the training you and your employees need. Handling biodiesel isn’t the same as dealing with petroleum-based fuels. It requires special care and unique equipment. Fortunately, reputable biodiesel producers, including SeQuential, will deliver in-depth, onsite training to help ensure that your gas station is staffed by experts who know the ins and outs of your biodiesel gear.
- Spread the word. Once you’ve outfitted your gas station with biodiesel pumps, it’s important to let the world know that you’ve joined the fight for a brighter future educating your customers on the benefits of biodiesel as a petroleum alternative. SeQuential can provide you with helpful informational materials that illustrate the benefits of our clean-burning biodiesel to help keep your customers coming back for more.
Get Started with SeQuential
SeQuential strives to make your first venture into the world of biodiesel sales simple and satisfying. Learn more about how to become a SeQuential biodiesel retailer, or contact us by phone at 800-447-3794 to discuss the unique needs of your business.
If you’re in the fuel business, then you’re probably well aware of the trending increase in biodiesel use across the country. The U.S. alone now accounts for more than 2 billion gallons of biodiesel consumption in a given year. This brings up an important point – is it time for your fuel station to join the biodiesel revolution?
Whether you’re kick-starting a brand-new eatery or operating a restaurant that’s always busy, much of your focus will be drawn to menu planning, promotionand food sourcing. It’s easy to neglect some of the less-engaging elements of owning a food service establishment – such as governmental regulations. But these regulations play a major role in the long-term success of your business, and if you don’t follow the applicable guidelines, you run the risk of getting into serious and costly trouble. Here, we’ll explore how kitchen grease regulations may affect your business.
Whether we’re partnering with restaurants to clean grease traps and collect used cooking oil, restaurant or distributing high-quality biodiesel to a massive fleet of heavy-duty trucks, SeQuential strives to be the best at what we do. That’s why we’re proud to be a part of the Preferred Pumper program in the Pacific Northwest. Learn how our Preferred Pumper status makes us one of the region’s premier provider of grease trap services.
What Is the Preferred Pumper Program?
The Preferred Pumper Program was developed to promote a higher standard for grease trap cleaning services. For your business, adherence to this standard benefits you by reducing the likelihood of sewer backups and potentially extending the life of your grease-related equipment. The program is also designed to help keep partner businesses in compliance with the numerous grease-related regulations in the Pacific Northwest.
To take advantage of the Preferred Pumper Program, all you have to do is call us and set up a regular grease trap maintenance schedule. We’re part of the program, so you can rest assured that we’ll deliver the high-quality, attentive service you deserve.
What Separates Preferred Pumpers from the Pack?
We’ve mentioned how Preferred Pumpers are held to a higher standard than your everyday grease trap cleaning service provider, but what makes Preferred Pumpers stand out? We’ll outline some of the most notable details of the program below.
- Preferred Pumpers work with community sewer agencies to agree upon set cleaning and reporting processes that minimize the burden placed upon your company.
- As part of the Preferred Pumper Program, we handle the reporting and communication with your local sewer agency. If you’re not using a Preferred Pumper, that part’s on you.
- To become part of the Preferred Pumper Program, grease trap cleaning companies must also commit to standards outlined by the program itself. These include strict discharge prohibitions designed to safeguard the environment while providing thorough, effective cleaning and maintenance.
Why Choose SeQuential as Your Preferred Pumper?
Choosing SeQuential as your grease trap service provider does much more than simplify the process for your business. It also grants you an opportunity to put your waste to good use. Once we’ve cleaned your trap and collected your grease, we’ll siphon off the useable parts and send them to our refinery, where they are turned into low carbon biodiesel. The rest is taken to local digesters, where it is used to make renewable energy. Learn more about how we create biodiesel, or call SeQuential at 800-447-3794 to schedule grease trap cleaning services today.
SeQuential and many other alternative fuel producers around the world strive to take advantage of cooking oil that would otherwise go to waste during our production process. That’s why we actively partner with local individuals and businesses alike to collect their used oil – it’s easy for them, and it’s convenient for us. But did you know that recycling cooking oil might also lead to rebates? We’ll outline how the system works.
Recycling Cooking Oil
Here at SeQuential, we’ve partnered with the PURE program to streamline the collection of the cooking oil we use in our sustainable, low-waste production process. PURE stands for Producing Useful Renewable Energy, and this sentiment is demonstrated by the program’s track record of success.
Once your oil is collected, we’ll determine your rebate by identifying how much of the oil is usable. It’s generally safe to expect that around 80% of the total volume you provide can be used, though the exact amount will vary with each collection. Your rebate will be paid based on the usable portion. Bear in mind that you’ll be paid monthly if you’ve earned rebates of $20 or more, while rebates under $20 are paid quarterly.
Who Can Recycle Cooking Oil?
Eager to put your used cooking oil to good use and earn money in the process? Recycling cooking oil is a great move. And if you live in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance that you’re within the SeQuential collection area.
But the best part is that whether you’re a private homeowner or a nationwide business, we’ll be happy to take care of your cooking oil with minimal effort on your part. To date, we’ve already partnered with universities, stadiums, grocery stores and several other types of businesses up and down the West Coast. We’re even fully equipped to provide grease trap cleaning and line jetting services to all of our restaurant partners to help keep your establishment in compliance with key regulations.
Earn Money with Used Grease
Don’t let a valuable resource go to waste – contribute to a brighter tomorrow and earn rebates by recycling cooking oil with SeQuential. Call us at 800.447.3794, or contact us online to get started.
By now, it’s no secret that biodiesel offers a wide variety of benefits that elevate this alternative fuel source above and beyond many of its competitors. It’s simple to use with virtually every modern diesel engine, it burns cleaner than petroleum diesel and it’s easy to source from sustainable processes. But how does biodiesel perform when it’s actually in a vehicle’s engine? Discover how biodiesel stacks up against petroleum diesel when it comes to engine wear.