Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

August 30, 2013


Aleph Inc. Offered Biodiesel Fuel Made from Used Cooking Oil at Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo

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Aleph Inc., a Japanese company managing 300 restaurants led by the hamburger steak restaurant chain "Bikkuri Donkey," provided biodiesel fuel (BDF) recycled from used cooking oilto supplement the electricity use at the main stage of the Nishi 8-Chome in 22nd Yosakoi Soran Festival held in Sapporo, Hokkaido from June 5 to 9, 2013.

The company recycles used cooking oil disposed of by "Bikkuri Donkey" restaurants in and near Sapporo including collected oil from customers as BDF, and the company contributed to the festival to be environmentally-friendly

Since 1997, when the company started addressing environmental problems, Aleph has engaged into various activities from environmentally friendly materials to the biodiversity conservation. As part of these efforts, since 2007 the company has collected used cooking oil from households to produce BDF with waste vegetable oil from its restaurants to use as light fuel for its trucks of food-delivery, contributing to local energy production and consumption efforts.