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1 Saving the Planet With a Bar of Soap and a Truck That Smells Like French Fries The Oil Recycling and Biodiesel Programs of Daphne Utilities Rob McElroy, P.E. General Manager Daphne Utilities

2 Danger!

3 Sewer Spills

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5 NO! OSHA

6 Utility Management? Law Enforcement? Proactive Protection

7 The Culprit

8 Commercial Residential FOG Sewers

9 Grease Management Program Commercial Businesses Grease Management Plan

10 Which is more dangerous?

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13 = A Thousand Cuts OIL Every 10k Customers = 7 barrels / month!

14 Clogged Arteries The Problem Clogged Sewers Grease Constricted Flow Sewer Pipe

15 CostEffective?

16 Cost Effective?

17 Address the Source of the Problem

18 Free Voluntary Residential Customers Oil & Grease Recycling

19 Oil Jug

20 Recycling Stations

21 …is in WHERE they are. The Secret…

22 Grocery Stores

23 Walmart

24 Gas Station

25 Apartment Complex

26 Recycling Center

27 Drop It Off

28 Pick Up The UsedOil

29 Empty The Jugs

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32 40% Less

33 80% Reduction!

34 Return on Investment Start-up cost - $3,000 What does a sewer spill cost?

35 What about the oil?

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37 Ive got an idea… (Embrace the happy accident)

38 Biodiesel Plant Converts used oil into biodiesel fuel

39 Biodiesel Plant Biodiesel Plant Mark I

40 Biodiesel Plant Mark II

41 Biodiesel Plant Current Plant

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46 BioPro 190

47 Finished Fuel B20 20% biodiesel 80% regular diesel

48 Fleet Fuel My truck smells like French fries!! Emergency Generators Biodiesel Uses

49 B20 Biodiesel Emission Type B20 Carbon Monoxide- 12.6% Hydrocarbons- 11% Nitrogen Oxides+1.2 % Carcinogens- 12% - 20% Carbon Dioxide *- 15.7% Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Golden, Colorado

50 Biodiesel Less smoke Greater lubricity Superior detergency

51 Benefits to Us Low cost (about $1/ gallon) Made from a pure waste product A powerful story

52 Return on Investment Start-up cost - $12,000 Save $2-$3 per gallon 100 gals per week X 40 weeks $8k – $12k per year cost savings The Story - Priceless

53 By-Product of Making Biodiesel Glycerin

54 Glycerin Soap A Creative Connection!!!

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56 What Were NOT

57 Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce 2007 Environmental Award Alabama League of Municipalities Municipal Achievement Award Olde Towne Daphne Spirit Award Baldwin County Commission Environmental Award Award-Winning Utilities

58 Where to from here?

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60 Oil Recycling and Biodiesel today… …protects the water supply of tomorrow!

61 Rob McElroy, P.E. (251) Questions?


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