Canadian Waste Oil Biodiesel Facility to Open

Cindy Zimmerman

A commercial-scale biodiesel processing facility is opening this week in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island, Canada

For the past six years, the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-operative has been supplying its members with 100% biodiesel processed elsewhere from recycled cooking oil. With the introduction of this new community biodiesel processor, the co-op will now be taking waste cooking oil from area residents and restaurants and processing it into biodiesel themselves. The co-op’s motto is “We eat locally, and so do our cars.”

The grand opening event for the facility will be on Wednesday.