Biodiesel fuel from fast food cooking oil

11 Apr 2008 (Updated 1 Feb 2009)

Tellurian Biodiesel, an independent distributor and marketer of biodiesel, has entered into a joint venture with Golden State Foods, supplier to the quick-service restaurant industry, to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel.

*Tellurian Biodiesel, an independent distributor and marketer of biodiesel, has entered into a joint venture with Golden State Foods (GSF), supplier to the quick-service restaurant industry, to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel. *

The new venture, Encore BioRenewables, plans to launch its first biodiesel production facility in Southern California in early 2009. This, another plants that the company hopes to open in the future, will be sited near locations which aggregate used cooking oil from restaurants.

Encore plans to sell the biofuel to trucking companies, municipal fleets and to GSF to fuel its distribution fleet, which services its customers in the quick-service restaurant industry.

Encore BioRenewable's first plant will begin production at a rate of 5 million gallons of biodiesel annually. The facility's output will be expanded as American demand for renewable biodiesel continues to increase with the country's accelerated transition off of foreign oil.