Clean Plate Club: The answer to keeping drains flowing.

Is your kitchen in the habit of scraping every plate that comes back from the dining room? After countless grease trap cleanings our technicians see good housekeeping practices from the inside out.  One noticeable trend is kitchens that have low propensity for clogged drain lines, odor issues and pests are those that are maniacal about scraping plates and keeping food waste out of…

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What is the difference between grease and used cooking oil?

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 it solid before used, it…

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How much energy is in a gallon of waste vegetable oil derived fuel?

Lifecycle Renewables produces a renewable diesel derived from waste vegetable oil.  Our renewable diesel fuel (called LR100) has an energy content of about 95% of a gallon of diesel.  This means LR100 contains more energy than the other commercially available biofuel, biodiesel.  Biodiesel typically has an energy content of about 90% of a gallon of diesel. Each time a gallon…

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How often should I have my grease trap cleaned?

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 the task!)  So, how often…

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Recycling Your Used Cooking Oil: What are your options?

Used cooking oil is used for a number of valuable purposes, here are a few that are relevant to New England: 1.  As renewable energy/fuel:  Lifecycle Renewables creates a renewable diesel fuel (not biodiesel) by hyper-refining used cooking oil.  We then use this fuel to power buildings, for use as heating oil and for transportation.  The benefit of this use…

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A Slick Solution: REW Magazine Covers Lifecycle Renewables

The Lifecycle Renewables operated power generation system at Whole Foods Market has created over 100,000 kWhs of renewable energy to date.  See the full article in Renewable Energy from Waste Magazine, here:  A Slick Solution. How much energy is 100,000 kWh?  See the energy equivalents below to find out: Does your business produce waste vegetable oil?  Make the most of…

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Dick Hartmann joins company as Chief Operations Officer

Dick Hartmann joins Lifecycle Renewables in November of 2012 to manage all operational activities of the company. Dick has significant management experience gained from early career leadership roles with Laidlaw Waste Systems and later with US Liquids and most recently he successfully managed the branch operations of Wind River Environmental. Dick has excelled at implementing valuable waste removal and recycling…

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Lifecycle Renewables powers Whole Foods kitchen facility with recycled cooking oil

 EVERETT, Massachusetts (August 24, 2012)  - Lifecycle Renewables has commissioned it’s 0.5 megawatt (MW) renewable energy system powered with recycled cooking oil at Whole Foods Market’s 70,000 square foot kitchen facility.  The renewable energy system supplies virtually all of the kitchen’s electricity needs or just over 2 million kilowatts per year.  Whole Foods Market’s kitchen facility, located at 9 Commercial…

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