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OK, environmentally concerned restaurant people, listen up! Been pulling your hair out over what to do with all that used vegetable oil you accumulate every day? Knowing it’s most likely being disposed of in landfills or wastewater treatment plants. Well cheer up Baldy, because here’s a solution invented just for you (well, and the planet).

The Vegawatt system uses waste vegetable oil from any food service operation as a fuel to generate on-site electricity and hot water, saving the restaurant thousands of dollars as well as providing a clean, renewable source of energy.

A Vegawatt system contains more than just power generation equipment. It includes a turn-key waste vegetable oil (WVO) refinery, automatically transforming the darkest, nastiest used cooking oil into fuel appropriate for power generation.

howitworksThe unit, which is about the size of a refrigerator, is placed outside the building the same way as central air conditioning units. It hooks up through one electrical cable to the electric system. There is also a hot water feed and return system so the hot water heater won’t have to work as hard now because the water has already been partially heated by the system.

The Vegawatt unit is sized to maximize the return on investment for typical retail food service locations using 3-5 deep fryers.

Used cooking oil is deposited into the Vegawatt in the same way restaurants currently deposit waste vegetable oil into oil barrels or dumpsters. The units are adaptable to every procedure from tying into an automated oil change system to accommodating a 10-gallon stock pot.

Benefits include:

* Save over $800 every month off your utility bills!
* Produce Free electricity onsite
* Produce Free hot water onsite
* Save on Waste Vegetable Oil disposal fees
* Reduce your Electricity Demand charges
* Produce Renewable Energy Certificates (REC’s)
* Produce Carbon Credits
* Produce Income Tax Credits
* Reduce the CO2 emissions of your restaurant
* Reduce the dependence on fossil fuels
* Save the Planet

Utilizing this system to convert waste vegetable oil to power a restaurant, cut utility cost, and reduce a business’ carbon footprint, sounds like a sound green business practice to me.

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  1. Says:

    Want Fries With That Green Planet? | Forced Green…

    The Vegawatt system uses waste vegetable oil from any food service operation as a fuel to generate on-site electricity and hot water…

  2. Dorothy Stahlnecker Says:

    Thanks for visiting our blog..I enjoyed yours as well.

    Dorothy from grammology

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  3. Linda Says:

    Hi Dorothy … Thanks for coming by!

  4. RE Ausetkmt Says:

    That’s Brilliant. now how do we get fastfood giants
    to invest in upgrading to this type of equipment when
    they remodel their outlets ?

    I’m quite interested in this as I am a coordinator for a green contractor.

    please continue to follow this technology and post updates for us. thanks

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  5. Jared Says:

    Wow, this is assume. I didn’t know that was currently possible. Maybe these fast food companies could do something good for society for once.

    Jareds last blog post..Old Game, New Style.

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi RE … You’ve got a deal! It would be great for fast food to do this thus they could cut cost and the cost of what we pay!!!

  7. Linda Says:

    Hi Jared … Yes! It would be a good move on their part!

  8. wilson Says:

    WoW, this machine is very incredible, Linda. I’ll definitely recommend this great stuff to my friends who involving themselves in restaurants!

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  9. Linda Says:

    Hi Wilson …. Thank you for doing that! it is incredible .

  10. Lissof Says:

    Very interesting,,, I resemble that “Baldy” remark… ;-). I had to dig around their web site to find a data sheet that would provide real information to evaluate the system… … It is a Diesel/electric generator, 5.0 kW electric and 15,000 BTU hotwater, 80 to 85 gal/week consumption of waste oil.
    Hopfully the economic incentives are truely such that wide acceptance of such a unit will become the norm at every comercial resturant. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!.


  11. Linda Says:

    Hi Lissof … Thanks so much for finding the additional information, Lissof! 🙂

    LOL! I find that bald is beautiful

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