Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

January 29, 2013


Biodiesel Made from Used Cooking Oil Powering Fleet of Delivery Vehicles

Keywords: Manufacturing industry Reduce / Reuse / Recycle Renewable Energy 

Biomass Japan Inc., a seller of biodiesel fuel (BDF) production equipment, announced on August 28, 2012, it has started producing a bio-diesel blended fuel made from used cooking oil purchased from Calbee Foods Co., a major Japanese snack food company.

The company built a plant on the premises of Taisho Kosan K.K., a group of Shinozaki Unso Soko K.K., an import shipment carrier, to produce the fuel with a blend of 95% of light oil and 5% of BDF. The blended BDF is being used, full circle, in vehicles delivering Calbee's products by Taisho Kosan and all its other group companies' vehicles.

This effort was spearheaded by Biomass Japan to work together with a company named Taisho Kosan, which had hoped to realize more eco-friendly operations, and Calbee, which had wanted to recycle its waste cooking oil to benefit the environment. The company plans to increase its current BDF production of between 30,000 and 40,000 liters per month to 10 million liters per month, while also increasing its number of customers.