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Welcome to Kyoto Municipal Waste Edible Oil Fuel Production Facility
Approaches to biodiesel fuel production project
In order to prevent global warming and to create a recycling society,Kyoto City is recovering waste edible oil discharged from households and refining it to produce environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel from the viewpoints of waste edible oil recycling, purification of automobile exhaust gas, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, live education about environmental problems and vitalization of local communities.
This biodiesel fuel is currently used by all waste collecting vehicles and some municipal buses. These approaches contribute to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by about 4,000 tons per year.
Current situation of waste edible oil recovery
The raw materials for biodiesel fuel produced in this facility are waste edible oil (used tempura oil ) discharged from general households as well as restaurants and cafeterias in Kyoto City. Waste edible oil is recovered monthly from households by placing polyethylene tanks in recovery points with the cooperation of the Regional Waste Reduction Promotion Committees basically established in each district or volunteers in every region in partnership with citizens. We will enhance linkages among citizens, companies, and the municipality to aim for an increase in recovery point.
Recycling of waste edible oil to biodiesel fuel contributes to:
Global warming prevention thanks to reduction of fossil fuel consumption
Application of biodiesel fuel originating from organisms eliminates carbon dioxide emissions caused by fossil fuel combustion and significantly contributes to the prevention of global warming by using the fuel as an alternative to light oil, a type of fossil fuel.
Environment friendly low public hazard fuel
Biodiesel fuel is a low public hazard and one that greatly reduces black smoke contained in automobile exhaust gas and produces very little sulfur oxides that may generate acid rain.
Promotion of recycling society creation
Approaches to expand the cycle of waste edible oil recovery and to reutilize it as fuel in partnership with citizens, companies, and the municipality promote human exchange and vitalize local activities essential for creating a recycling society.
Kyoto Municipal Waste Edible Oil Fuel Production Facility
Tel 075-604-5880 Fax 075-604-5884