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Saving the Planet With a Bar of Soap and a Truck That Smells Like French Fries. The Oil Recycling and Biodiesel Programs of Daphne Utilities. Rob McElroy, P.E. General Manager Daphne Utilities. Danger!. Sewer Spills. NO!. OSHA. Proactive Protection. Utility Management?.

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Saving the Planet With a Bar of Soap and a Truck That Smells Like French Fries

The Oil Recycling and Biodiesel Programs of Daphne Utilities

Rob McElroy, P.E.General ManagerDaphne Utilities

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NO!

OSHA

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Proactive Protection

Utility Management?

Law Enforcement?

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FOG

Commercial

Residential

Sewers

grease management program
Grease Management Program
  • Commercial Businesses
  • Grease Management Plan
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OIL

OIL

OIL

OIL

OIL

OIL

OIL

A Thousand Cuts

=

Every 10k Customers = 7 barrels / month!

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Sewer Pipe

Constricted Flow

Grease

The Problem

Clogged Arteries

Clogged Sewers

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Cost

Effective?

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Address the

Source of the Problem

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Oil & Grease

  • Recycling
  • Free
  • Voluntary
  • Residential Customers
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The Secret…

…is in WHERE they are.

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Pick

  • Up The
  • Used
  • Oil
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Return on Investment

  • Start-up cost - $3,000
  • What does a sewer spill cost?
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“I’ve got an idea…”

(Embrace the happy accident)

biodiesel plant
Biodiesel Plant
  • Converts used oil into biodiesel fuel
biodiesel plant2
Biodiesel Plant

Current

Plant

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BioPro 190

www.springboardbiodiesel.com

www.utahbiodieselsupply.com

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Finished Fuel

B20

20% biodiesel

80% regular diesel

fleet fuel my truck smells like french fries
Fleet Fuel“My truck smells like French fries!!”

Biodiesel Uses

Emergency Generators

b20 biodiesel
B20 Biodiesel

Emission Type B20

Carbon Monoxide - 12.6%

Hydrocarbons - 11%

Nitrogen Oxides +1.2 %

Carcinogens - 12% - 20%

Carbon Dioxide * - 15.7%

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Golden, Colorado

biodiesel
Biodiesel
  • Less smoke
  • Greater lubricity
  • Superior detergency
benefits to us
Benefits to Us
  • Low cost (about$1/ gallon)
  • Made from a pure waste product
  • A powerful story
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Return on Investment

  • Start-up cost - $12,000
  • Save $2-$3 per gallon
  • 100 gals per week X 40 weeks
  • $8k – $12k per year cost savings
  • The Story - Priceless
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Glycerin

By-Product of Making Biodiesel

glycerin soap
GlycerinSoap

A Creative Connection!!!

award winning utilities
Award-Winning Utilities
  • Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce 2007 Environmental Award
  • Alabama League of Municipalities Municipal Achievement Award
  • Olde Towne Daphne Spirit Award
  • Baldwin County Commission Environmental Award
oil recycling and biodiesel today
Oil Recycling and Biodiesel today…

…protects the water

supply of tomorrow!

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Questions?

Rob McElroy, P.E.

www.daphneutilities.com

(251) 626-2628