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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 […]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


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 […]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


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. […]Continue Reading


It’s the end of a long busy night and the last thing you want to do is empty your used cooking oil into the receptacle out back.  Proceed with care and make the shot!  All to often used oil is not poured with care and ends up on the ground around the receptacle.  Overtime  oil residue will […]Continue Reading


Most food is optimally fried at temperatures between 320 – 375 degrees F.  Oil that is approximately 150 degrees F or more will instantly scald skin and cause injury.  It is very important to cool oil to at least 120 degrees F before disposing of.  At this temperature it is unlikely that a burn injury will […]Continue Reading