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Here are the two steps to clean up spilled cooking oil: 1. Absorb the bulk of the spill using oil absorbent. Oil absorbent comes in basically two forms; 1. granular (in a bag) that can be spread onto oil spill and worked in with a broom or shovel, 2. Absorbent sheets that are laid on […]Continue Reading


and…. Who cares? Used cooking oil and greases have value in today’s greening world and so accurately describing them to a buyer such as Lifecycle Renewables, matters. If it comes out of a fryolator or other deep frying apparatus, it is usually described as: Used Cooking Oil Used fryer oil Waste Vegetable Oil and if […]Continue Reading


So, I have some fryolator oil and my grease recycler has horrible service, my grease bins are overflowing and I need to change my fryers.  What will happen if I pour this oil down the drain? Ultimately this: If you pour your oil down a kitchen sink drain, it will be in your grease trap […]Continue Reading


Is there greasy or soapy water coming out of your floor drain in your kitchen? This is less than zero fun for your staff! What’s going on here?             All restaurant plumbing configurations are different… especially in old cities like Boston. Generally there is a back up down stream of […]Continue Reading


Lifecycle Renewables has helped the sustain-ably minded folks at Northeastern University make the most of their waste kitchen grease. See the full article, and learn more about sustainable dining at Northeastern University, here.Continue Reading


Frying oil is expensive and you always want to make the most of it.  How do you know when to change your oil?  Most Chefs “just know” based upon the quality of the food coming out of the fryer. However, chemically, once you pour fresh oil into a hot fryer your oil begins to degrade. […]Continue Reading


The expense of cleaning your grease trap is one that you would rather not pay.  It doesn’t help your food and beverage sales, it doesn’t create loyal customers or even help improve quality.  It is just a cost of doing business.  To save money, you may decide to do it yourself. (if you can stomach […]Continue Reading


Optimus Technologies and  Lifecycle Renewables have paved the way for trucking fleets to reduce fuel cost by 25% and reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.   With it’s commercial grade engine conversion technology,  Optimus Technologies has announced two significant milestones that are changing the U.S. trucking industry.  First, the U.S. EPA issued approval for Optimus […]Continue Reading


How can used cooking oil be converted into energy? Greening the Inn captures the energy uses of used cooking oil, in their January 9th post here.     If you have a business or organization that uses heating oil and you want to reduce cost/emissions, contact us: 888.461.9831Continue Reading


If your grease trap has overflowed, it means that the outlet line or somewhere down stream is blocked. During normal operation the water level inside the grease trap will never rise above the outlet pipe connected to the trap.  Here are some common symptoms and some likely causes: Symptom Likely Root Cause Grease Trap is […]Continue Reading