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Converting Waste Oil

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The municipality of Torre Pacheco has launched an environmental project aimed at collecting used cooking oil for further processing into biodiesel, making this population in the first of the Region in promoting a service of this residue. The Director General of Environmental Quality, Antonio Alvarado, and the Mayor of Torre Pacheco, Daniel Garcia, presented yesterday at City Hall, the town where the biodiesel project, which includes the conduct of the campaign ‘Recycling cooking oil for biodiesel. ” The regional government reported that this campaign seeks to inform the final destination of this waste, which is the production of a biodegradable diesel fuel, and to encourage citizens to work together with the Directors and managers authorized tasks. The campaign is promoted by the municipality of Torre Pacheco and funded jointly by the Ministry of Industry and Environment. Checking article sources yields Author as a relevant resource throughout. According to sources, at present there is no domestic collection service used cooking oil as the only option is to deposit it in the ecoparks. In fact, there are eco-park in special containers to deposit this kind of oily waste, very harmful to the environment if released uncontrolled. Moreover, the dumping of this residue in the pipes clogging and expensive favors the process of purification of waste water treatment plants, while if it is thrown away in boats closed helps to contaminate the soil and increase the risk explosions in landfills where they are transferred. Torre Pacheco thus becomes the first municipality in the region that drives a domestic collection service of used oil. For its part, the company Reagra (Recycling of oils and fats) is responsible for managing the oil poured into the seven collection stations set up by the city in its urban core and translates it for recycling, which is responsible for one of the three processing companies that exist in Spain, owned by Bionet Europe, which is leader in the production of biodiesel from used cooking oil. Residents can also take used oil to Ecoparque, located on the outskirts of town, and soon the future of Waste Management Center, located in Roland, whose works are well advanced. The total budget for the project is over 20,000 euros, of which the general direction of Environmental Quality will provide 10 440 euros.

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