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1 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel

2 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: About The Energy Cooperative  Nonprofit, member-owned cooperative with members throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Founded in 1979 as a fuel oil cooperative. After electricity deregulation in 1998, the Co-op became a licensed electricity supplier and started selling electricity as well.  Mission: Provide energy cost savings, education, and advocacy on behalf of our members, particularly our low-income, elderly, and disabled members Promote the efficient use of energy and the use of renewable energy Support cooperative concepts and participate in the cooperative movement

3 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Co-op, Biodiesel Origins  Evaluating potential for renewable heating oil  Lack of options for biodiesel No local production Unnecessarily high prices  A Good Fit...  Mission Fit  Non-profit  Local Good Will  Industry experience  25 years of energy experience  Hands-on experience as marketers/aggregators

4 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Birth of Fry-o-Diesel  Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel, a newly formed PA LLC, will produce biodiesel in the greater Philadelphia area.  The Energy Cooperative will distribute biodiesel product. Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel

5 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Energy Harvest Grant Winner  Fry-o-Diesel granted $369,696 from PA Energy Harvest for demonstration-scale production facility converting trap grease to burner fuel and biodiesel  Innovative Pilot Project – addresses lack of existing models for converting trap grease into fuel  End-goal: 3mgy commercial biodiesel production facility ($3.5 million project)

6 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Fry-o-Diesel Objectives: Produce a biodiesel fuel from local renewable resources that is more cost competitive with petro- diesel than other biodiesels Reduce unnecessary expenses from feedstocks and transportation  Locate in proximity to feedstock resource and end users  Keep distribution radius small  Use true waste product (trapgrease) as feedstock instead of materials valued in existing markets

7 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Recipe for Biodiesel  Feedstock Virgin Oils (Soy, Canola/Rapeseed, Mustard Seed) Animal Tallow Recovered Waste Grease (restaurants) In Development (algae, insects, Jatropha)  Reagents/Catalysts = methanol and lye →→ Product = Biodiesel (B100) By-Products = Glycerin and Water

8 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: What is Trapgrease?  Grease that flows down the drain in restaurants  Restaurants required to have and maintain grease traps  Trapgrease haulers are paid to evacuate traps and then have to pay to dispose of this waste Incinerated Landfill  Trapgrease requires extensive pretreatment before it can be transesterified  Many restaurants noncompliant, resulting in a serious pollution issue and costly nuisance for water department

9 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Source:

10 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Partners and Supporting Entities  Energy Cooperative (project management, building market)  Russell Reid (trap grease collection)  Philadelphia Water Department (create and deliver an outreach and education program aimed at educating restaurants )  Abington School District (test B20 blend in school buses)  Atlantic Coast Energy (identify suitable testbed for a live test of the burner fuel)  The Energy Institute at The Pennsylvania State University (quantification of the emissions characteristics)  W.W. Berry and Associates (process design and feasibility study)  USDA Agricultural Research Services (chemical testing of the trap grease, burner fuel, and biodiesel)

11 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: Fry-O-Diesel Implementation  Construct demonstration-scale production facility to convert trap grease to burner fuel and biodiesel  Assess feasibility of commercial-scale production  Create replicable model of local fuel production for other municipalities  Improve local air quality  Improve local water quality  Demonstrate an innovative technology  Educate restaurants and food service organizations of the importance of installing and maintaining grease traps.  Use facility to leverage the estimated $3.5 MM Philadelphia Fry-o- Diesel needs to expand production to full commercial production of three million gallons of biofuels per year

12 Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA Fax: More Information Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 1003 Philadelphia, PA T: F: Links: The Energy Cooperative: National Biodiesel Board:


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