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How your used cooking oil is making a difference!

Vegetable oil comes from plants grown right here in Wisconsin. That oil can be used as food and the waste can then be refined and used as a fuel source – skipping the food versus fuel debate. By working with Blue Honey Bio-Fuels, your waste vegetable oil strengthens our economy, protects our environment, and enhances people’s lives here in our region.

Economy

Year Wisconsin Diesel Fuel Expenditures (Millions of Dollars)
2005 1,684.0
2006 1,964.7
2007 2,083.3
2008 2,667.5
2009 1,528.8
(Wisconsin Energy Statistics, 2010)

According to the Wisconsin Offce of Energy Independence, it is estimated that 85% of all petroleum expenditures leave the state. Every gallon of waste cooking oil that Blue Honey Bio-Fuels collects displaces a gallon of imported fossil fuels. This keeps fuel dollars here in our region and strengthens our regional economy.

Environment

Regulated Emissions B20 B100
Hydrocarbons -20% -67%
Contributes to forming smog and ozone
Particulate Matter -12% -47%
Contributes to asthma, lung disease, and cancers
Nox -5.8% to +6.2% no data
Contributes to forming acid rain, lung diseases, and global warming
Carbon Monoxide -12% -48%
Gas contributing to fatigue, headaches, chest pain, and flu-like symptoms
Non-Regulated Emissions B20 B100
Sulfates -20%* -100%
When blended with diesel, sulfur exists, and contributes to acid rain
PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)** -13% -80%
Contribute to cancer, lung disease, and reproductive effects
nPAH (Nitrated PAH'S)** -50%*** -90%
Contribute to cancer
Ozone potential of spectated HC -10% -50%
Contributes to Smog
*Estimated from B100 Result
**Average reduction across all compounds released
***2-nitroflourine results were within test method variability
(EPA and California Bio-Fuels, 2011)

Burning diesel fuels is contributing to the increasing amount of pollutants released into our air every day. Biodiesel has had a complete evaluation of its health effects and environmental impact by the EPA, and has passed EPA guidelines under the Clean Air Act. The chart to the right displays the amount of emissions reduced when a 20% biodiesel blend and a 100% biodiesel is burned in comparison to petro-diesel.

People

Your used cooking oil is enhancing the well-being of people here in the Midwest by keeping more fuel dollars in our local region and increasing the availability of cleaner vehicle fuels. Your used cooking oil is part of the solution!