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Published on January 7, 2008

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Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel :  Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel About The Energy Cooperative:  About The Energy Cooperative Nonprofit, member-owned cooperative with members throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1979 as a fuel oil cooperative. After electricity deregulation in 1998, the Co-op became a licensed electricity supplier and started selling electricity as well. Mission: Provide energy cost savings, education, and advocacy on behalf of our members, particularly our low-income, elderly, and disabled members Promote the efficient use of energy and the use of renewable energy Support cooperative concepts and participate in the cooperative movement Co-op, Biodiesel Origins:  Co-op, Biodiesel Origins Evaluating potential for renewable heating oil Lack of options for biodiesel No local production Unnecessarily high prices A Good Fit . . . Mission Fit Non-profit Local Good Will Industry experience 25 years of energy experience Hands-on experience as marketers/aggregators Birth of Fry-o-Diesel:  Birth of Fry-o-Diesel Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel, a newly formed PA LLC, will produce biodiesel in the greater Philadelphia area. The Energy Cooperative will distribute biodiesel product. Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel Energy Harvest Grant Winner:  Energy Harvest Grant Winner Fry-o-Diesel granted $369,696 from PA Energy Harvest for demonstration-scale production facility converting trap grease to burner fuel and biodiesel Innovative Pilot Project – addresses lack of existing models for converting trap grease into fuel End-goal: 3mgy commercial biodiesel production facility ($3.5 million project) Fry-o-Diesel:  Fry-o-Diesel Objectives: Produce a biodiesel fuel from local renewable resources that is more cost competitive with petro-diesel than other biodiesels Reduce unnecessary expenses from feedstocks and transportation Locate in proximity to feedstock resource and end users Keep distribution radius small Use true waste product (trapgrease) as feedstock instead of materials valued in existing markets Recipe for Biodiesel:  Recipe for Biodiesel Feedstock Virgin Oils (Soy, Canola/Rapeseed, Mustard Seed) Animal Tallow Recovered Waste Grease (restaurants) In Development (algae, insects, Jatropha) Reagents/Catalysts = methanol and lye →→ Product = Biodiesel (B100) By-Products = Glycerin and Water What is Trapgrease?:  What is Trapgrease? Grease that flows down the drain in restaurants Restaurants required to have and maintain grease traps Trapgrease haulers are paid to evacuate traps and then have to pay to dispose of this waste Incinerated Landfill Trapgrease requires extensive pretreatment before it can be transesterified Many restaurants noncompliant, resulting in a serious pollution issue and costly nuisance for water department Slide9:  Source: Partners and Supporting Entities:  Partners and Supporting Entities Energy Cooperative (project management, building market) Russell Reid (trap grease collection) Philadelphia Water Department (create and deliver an outreach and education program aimed at educating restaurants ) Abington School District (test B20 blend in school buses) Atlantic Coast Energy (identify suitable testbed for a live test of the burner fuel) The Energy Institute at The Pennsylvania State University (quantification of the emissions characteristics) W.W. Berry and Associates (process design and feasibility study) USDA Agricultural Research Services (chemical testing of the trap grease, burner fuel, and biodiesel) Fry-O-Diesel Implementation:  Fry-O-Diesel Implementation Construct demonstration-scale production facility to convert trap grease to burner fuel and biodiesel Assess feasibility of commercial-scale production Create replicable model of local fuel production for other municipalities Improve local air quality Improve local water quality Demonstrate an innovative technology Educate restaurants and food service organizations of the importance of installing and maintaining grease traps. Use facility to leverage the estimated $3.5 MM Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel needs to expand production to full commercial production of three million gallons of biofuels per year More Information:  More Information Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA 19107 T: 215-413-2122 F:215-413-2140 Links: The Energy Cooperative: National Biodiesel Board:

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