Hotel Intercontinental’s Green-Team tours Refinery
InterContinental Boston is one of the city’s most captivating 4 diamond AAA rated hotels. They are serious about the luxury and comfort of their guests. They are also serious about sustainable business practices. Lifecycle Renewables has been providing the most sustainable solution for the removal of waste vegetable oil and grease since early 2010. The used cooking oil collected from InterContinental Boston since 2010 has the energy equivalent of powering an American household for almost 5 years. Lifecycle Renewables is one of the largest generators of renewable energy in Boston and produces all of it’s renewable fuel at their refinery in Charlestown, MA.
On August 1, 2012, a cross-functional team of six from InterContinental Boston took a tour to see where all this renewable energy magic happens. Lifecycle Renewables was very pleased to show the InterContinental team around the refinery. The Intercontinental Marketing Manager, surprised by the process and value of the material, she stated, “It was fascinating to know that something we all usually throw away can be reused to create a renewable energy product.”
Lifecycle Renewables is one of the only vertically integrated renewable energy company’s in Massachusetts. “We provide collection services to obtain our feedstock (waste vegetable oil and animal fats), we refine this material into a renewable diesel fuel called LR100 and we own, operate, fuel and maintain energy systems that use LR100. We believe that local resources should be consumed locally by locals!” said Rory Gaunt, Lifecycle Renewables’ CEO.
If you are a customer of Lifecycle Renewables and would like a tour of the refinery please contact us to schedule an appointment.
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