Celebrating its 13th consecutive year in service, Monroe, Georgia-based Clean Energy Biofuels is best known for paying local businesses for waste products like used cooking oil, then turning this waste into biodiesel, which is then used locally and also across the world. The company also cleans out grease traps, keeping them in good working order, and even offers waste water treatment in Monroe.
Clean Energy Biofuels’ Number-One Service: Used Cooking Oil Collection
No matter how small a community is — take Monroe for example, at just 13,234 residents — it’s likely home to at least several restaurants that fry foods in deep vats of cooking oil. This is especially true in the South, where fried foods are a staple of most Southerners’ regular diets. Although these frying-friendly eateries reuse cooking oil several times before disposing of the spent oil, this gooey, golden oil is essentially wasted if it’s not reused after restaurants have their turn with it.
Traditionally, restaurants — both small, one-off, independently-owned joints and their national chain counterparts — have incurred substantial expenses related to changing out cooking oil, storing spent oil, and ultimately disposing of it. Thanks to innovations in the energy industry, restaurants can now get paid for their spent cooking oil by companies like Clean Energy Biofuels.
The Monroe-based used cooking oil collector offers free storage for spent oil, uses an automated scheduling service to ensure spent oil is picked up on time without fail, and compensates clients in the form of monthly or quarterly rebates — clients also receive environmental impact reports with each rebate.
Clean Energy Biofuels Makes Several Valuable Products Out of Used Cooking Oil
Unlike petrochemical-based fuels like diesel or gasoline, biodiesel fuel made from used cooking oil can be regenerated rather quickly. It’s frequently used on its own to power diesel engines or as an additive to petrochemical-based diesel fuel.
When compared to petroleum diesel, biodiesel:
– Is much better for the environment,
– Is typically produced locally, such as by Clean Energy Biofuels, strengthening rural economies of towns like Monroe, Georgia, and
– Is less toxic than the ever-common sodium chloride — a.k.a. table salt.
Taking Care of Grease Traps — Yet Another Service From Clean Energy Biofuels
Frequently serving local restaurants by collecting their spent cooking oil, it only makes sense for Clean Energy Biofuels to offer a grease trap service in Monroe. The company helps clients avoid grease trap disasters by vacuuming out grease, oils, and fats from grease traps. The team also manually scrapes out blockages from grease traps to keep clogs at bay.
Further, understanding the ins and outs of grease traps, Clean Energy Biofuels also helps clients create plans to avoid grease trap problems going forward.
Scott Cohenour, Technology Manager at Clean Energy Biofuels, commented on his company’s sustainable practices: “We use special processes to turn used cooking oil into biodiesel, making us the best choice for sustainability. We care about our community and environment, and are always looking for new ways to improve our processes. We are here to help make the world cleaner, greener, and more sustainable.”
Clean Energy Bio Fuels
Clean Energy Bio Fuels
941 Monroe Jersey Road Southeast
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