SeQuenial Pacific Biodiesel and New Seasons Market to Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers into Clean Fuel
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Posted by: Lindsay Kittleson
Press Release: SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel and New Seasons Market to Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers into Clean Fuel
PORTLAND, Ore. – November 19, 2013 – As Thanksgiving approaches, families throughout the Portland-Vancouver area are gearing up to prepare their favorite tasty treats. For those whose traditions include fried concoctions like homemade donuts or deep fried turkeys, SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel and New Seasons Market offers a convenient, environmentally friendly way to dispose of kitchen grease after the holiday.
This year Sequential Pacific Biodiesel is partnering with the local grocer to host cooking oil recycling drop-off stations at three of their neighborhood stores: Orenco Station located at 1453 NE 61st Ave. in Hillsboro; Seven Corners at 1954 SE Division St. in Portland, and at New Seasons in Vancouver store, located in the Fisher’s Landing Marketplace at 2100B SE 164th Ave. Used cooking oil can be brought to these designated New Seasons Markets locations on November 30 and December 1 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., where it will be collected and recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner burning alternative to traditional diesel fuel. As an added bonus, SeQuential Pacific will donate $1.00 to New Season’s Meals on Wheels campaign for every gallon of cooking collected during this time.
"We are incredibly excited to partner with SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel to provide a place for the community to properly dispose of used cooking oil from holiday meals, and even more excited to be able to leverage that opportunity to raise additional money for Meals on Wheels,” said Teak Wall, Manager of Sustainability Programs for New Seasons Market. "We have been recycling the used cooking oil from all of our stores with SeQuential Pacific for the past three years and are proud to be working with a company that shares our commitment to building more sustainable communities.”
Please keep in mind the following considerations for recycling holiday cooking oil:
· Used cooking oil should be cooled and transported in the container it was purchased in, or in a container with a securely fastened lid.
· Used cooking oil is only being accepted at the Orenco Station, Seven Corners and Fisher’s Landing New Seasons locations (Addresses available online).
· New Seasons is only accepting used cooking oil for recycling on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1. To recycle cooking oil after these dates, please visithttp://www.sqpbiodiesel.com/drop-off for a list of drop off locations.
SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel partners with thousands of Northwest restaurants, businesses, hospitals and schools to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel. Biodiesel is significantly cleaner than petroleum diesel, emitting up to 78% less carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses. SeQuential Pacific’s fuel is also sold to local retailers throughout Oregon and Washington. This model creates a "closed loop” in which SeQuential Pacific sources, produces and sells its fuel all in the same region.
"We greatly admire New Seasons’ dedication to sustainability,” said Tyson Keever, General Manager at SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel. "We’re thrilled to be working together this holiday season to encourage community members to recycle their cooking oil and support local clean fuel development.”
About SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel
Founded in 2005, SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel is a joint venture between SeQuential Biofuels of Oregon and Pacific Biodiesel of Hawaii. As the longest-running commercial biodiesel producer in the Pacific Northwest, SeQuential Pacific is deeply committed to improving the environment and invigorating the local economy by providing a clean-burning, renewable fuel that is sustainably produced from regionally sourced feedstocks. SeQuential Pacific makes its biodiesel from recycled cooking oil collected from thousands of restaurants and businesses throughout the region. Every drop of oil the company collects is turned into biodiesel that is then distributed back into the local community. More information on SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel is available at www.sqpbiodiesel.com