Using recycled vegetable oil

What is recycled vegetable oil?

This is used cooking oil which has been cleaned to remove any:

  • Animal fats
  • Heavy water
  • Foreign bodies – filtered to 20 microns (one 50th of a millimetre)

This delivers a high-quality specification used vegetable oil, for refining into biodiesel and/or used as a fuel for converted diesel engines

What are the benefits of using vegetable oil?

  • It minimises your carbon emissions as your fuel is made from waste oil
  • It reduces harmful emissions which improves air quality
  • Cheaper fuel than biodiesel

How does vegetable oil work?

Recycled cooking oil is the raw material needed for refining into biofuel.

To make good quality biodiesel, you must start with good quality used vegetable oil. Using Proper Oils cleaned, used cooking oil guarantees top quality feedstock.

By refining your own biodiesel, you save the fuel duty on up to 2,500l of biodiesel refined per year saving £1,425/yr

What can you use it for?

Cleaned waste vegetable oil can be used directly as a fuel for your diesel engine, as long as you modify your engine. This makes the it behave like diesel – it increases the viscosity and reduces the flashpoint.

For this to happen, most organisations get a conversion kit fitted to their engine.

How much does it cost?

This is cheaper than biodiesel because you do not need to add any costly chemicals to convert it into biodiesel.

Two differently priced fuels are sold:

  • For refining into biofuel. This is not for use as fuel on the road, and therefore road duty isn’t included in the price. This works out approximately 25% cheaper than new oil.
  • For use as fuel on the road. Road Duty is paid on this fuel so you are legally entitled to use it as a road fuel. This works out approximately 5% cheaper than diesel.

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