Airport Recycling Program Turns Waste Cooking Oil into Biodiesel
Airport concessions developer Airmall USA has partnered with Greenlight Biofuels to recycle waste cooking oil from tenants in the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport’s concession program and turn it into biodiesel.
The recycling program shows the key role industries can play in promoting energy independence, says Jim Kingdon, president of Greenlight Biofuels.
On average, every 100 gallons of processed oil is equivalent to 70 gallons of biodiesel, which can offset up to 1,212 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, the companies say.
In other examples of airports implementing environmental initiatives, Miami International Airport has expanded its recycling program to include glass, plastic and metal containers, along with paper and cardboard materials currently collected only in MIA’s office areas. And earlier this year the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) hired a herd of goats to provide sustainable vegetation management at O’Hare International Airport.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- New Biomass Bed Material Increases Efficiency, Cuts Costs
- Silver Spring Networks Makes Smart Lighting Announcements
- “Tectonic Shift” in US Energy Use: Renewables Surging; Coal, Oil, and Electricity Down
- Daktronics Scores with University of Missouri, NYC Transit System
- Orion Introduces High-Performing High Bays
- LEGO Invests in a German Wind Farm
- Andritz Cuts Energy Consumption at Brazilian Pulp and Paper Mill
- Accelerating the Growth of Battery Energy Storage Systems