Cape Cod Biodiesel Company Gets State Grant

John Davis

capecodbiofuelsA Massachusetts company is getting some help from the state to turn used cooking oil into biodiesel. This article from says Cape Cod BioFuels is getting a $280,000 state grant to turn the waste into green fuel gold.

The grant from the state Department of Energy Resources is intended to help the business increase advanced biodiesel production through expanding and upgrading its 8,800-square-foot facility on Jan Sebastian Drive.

At present, co-owner Andrew R. Davison said, the company collects waste cooking oil from 700 restaurants on Cape Cod and in Plymouth County, bringing in 450,000 gallons a year.

Mr. Davison said Cape Cod BioFuels plans to double the number of restaurants from which it collects the waste oil.

And by matching the state grant with the business’s own funds, Cape Cod BioFuels plans to increase and improve the production capacity at its facility, converting the increased waste-oil volume from the restaurants into more recycled product to sell.

Cape Cod BioFuels officials say they won’t need to expand their plant to increase production, looking to hit 30,000 gallons per week.