Why our biodiesel is different
At Olleco we have been able to take the biodiesel conversion technology one step further by combining the synergetic effects of an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant and a biodiesel plant; which are both fed from different wastes collected from the same customer base. This exceptionally low carbon production process allows biodiesel to be produced with world class GHG savings while offering an opportunity to provide some of our customers with a closed recycling loop.
Closed loop recycling
Our closed loop process is complex in its design but simple in its concept. The used cooking oil and food waste produced by customers is collected by our local depots and transferred in bulk to our recycling facility in Liverpool. This facility demonstrates significant advantages over similar schemes elsewhere by uniquely entwining the technological processes of AD and biodiesel conversion.
What makes it stand out is that the waste generated from UCO processing and biodiesel production is also used to feed an AD plant. This in turn creates a biogas, generating the heat and electricity required to run the conversion technology that produces biodiesel from the recovered used oils and fats.
Once produced the biodiesel, which meets the strict EU specification EN 14214, is sold to the fuel majors where it is blended for use in forecourts. Our biodiesel can also be used by customers to fuel their distribution fleets. This means our closed loop customers are able to fuel their vehicles on very low carbon biofuel made from the same oil they fried their food in! A great example of a successful circular economy model with the final product saving more than 86% GHG emissions compared to fossil diesel.