Flying into the Washington, D.C. area will soon become a bit greener, thanks to a partnership to turn waste cooking oil at an area airport into biodiesel. The Environmental Leader reports Greenlight Biofuels is partnering with airport concessions giant Airmall USA to turn the waste cooking grease at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) 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.
Greenlight Biofuels has been around since 2007, and its principals have been involved in renewable energy for more than a decade.