The Netherlands has more than 2500 cooking oil collection points

 

Unfortunately, used cooking oils are often still flushed into the sewer system. This is bad for the environment, causes blockages and costs a lot of taxpayer’s money each year.
Because not everyone is aware yet of the fact that domestic, used cooking oils should not be flushed or deposited in the grey bin, quatra has started the “Frituurvet recycle het” campaign.

You can now easily deposit used cooking oils at one of the 2500 collection points. This way you make a contribution to a better environment and the used cooking oils are given a new lease of life.

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Unfortunately, used cooking oils are often still flushed into the sewer system. This is bad for the environment, causes blockages and costs a lot of taxpayer’s money each year.

 

Did you know that we can do great things with used cooking oils? “Frituurvet recycle het” offers a solution to this problem. You can now easily deposit used cooking oils at one of our collection points.

 

Returning used cooking oils is easy. The cooled cooking oils can be poured back into the original packaging or other plastic bottle with screw cap. The used cooking oils, contained in their packaging, can be handed in at one of the many “Frituurvet recycle het” collection points nearby.

 

Tip: when using solid frying fat, it is important to allow it to cool down before pouring this in its packaging. Make sure not to burn yourself when transferring the fat.

After a full day of collecting cooking oils, the quatra driver drives his truck and cargo towards the western port area of Amsterdam, which is home to the modern recycling plant.

 

The quatra processing plant, which measures 2 hectares, can handle 10 trucks loading and unloading simultaneously. The filled up cooking oil containers are unloaded, after which the treatment process can start.

 

The containers are tipped onto the conveyor belt by a machine. Glass jars filled with cooking oil are separated from plastic ones and emptied manually, thereby preventing any glass pieces from entering the screw mill.
In the cooking oils processing machine, the cooking oil is heated and the plastic packaging ground. The cooking oil is collected and transferred to the biodiesel plant by means of a treatment process involving filtration and sedimentation. The ground plastic packaging is collected and recycled.

A treatment process involving filtration and sedimentation is used to transfer the used cooking oils to the biodiesel plant of sister company Biodiesel Amsterdam. At the biodiesel plant, the used cooking oils are converted into second-generation biodiesel, in accordance with the European EN14214 standard of the highest quality.

 

The produced biodiesel is subsequently stored in a tank, after which it is ready for shipping. Each year, 125 million litres of biodiesel are produced from used cooking oils collected by quatra.

 

Biodiesel is not a burden on the environment and has a favourable effect on the performance of the engine. Compared to fossil fuels, biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 85%.

 

The biodiesel that has been produced is mixed into the diesel you put in your car every day. Recycling natural raw materials reduces the use of fossil fuels. The use of green energy offers a unique and effective solution for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

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