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This group is for organizing fryer grease recycling efforts in Detroit. 

We use cooking oils to fuel our transportation and back up power generations needs at The Veterans Green Village. 

We are reaching out to the community to prevent used cooking oils from gowing down the drain atfer use. 

Our first efforts will be to offer 5 gallon buckets with lids to small organizations that fry food for their members.

Members: 2
Latest Activity: Oct 7


Once we have established our pick up program we will expand to include restauarants that need to have their grease bins punped out. 

This is to test our quipment, training. marleting, and logistics for collecting and filtering grease for fuel, understand the demnds for power to filer it, comsumption rates of different forms of transportation and power generation and requirements of servicing the equipment.

The filtering process will firts be done at The Veterans Green village where different methods of filetering will be tested while developing kinetic and passive systems to deploy as prefilers and as part of complete systems for use in remore areas under disaster response conditions. 

Untimately, we will develop products for sale to grease render haulers and restaurant chains to inprove the quality of bulk grease in the larger biofuels market. 

This group will also take part in converting diverse types vehicles and power equipment to use cooking as fuel. 

This process when completed will create teams of veterans capable of deploying fleets of vehicles and equiment to disaster zones and fuel them from the closed restaurants and the volunteers kitchens in the area. 

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Started by Gordon Soderberg. Last reply by Gordon Soderberg Sep 13.

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Comment by Gordon Soderberg on October 7, 2018 at 10:01am
Benefits of Detroit Sports Teams and event venues, recycling their used cooking oil to fuel blight removal, disaster responses, and more.
Currently, large event venues, sports arenas. schools, military training bases, churches, firehouses restaurants and nightclubs all produce used cooking oil. Most of that oil is shipped out of Detroit and made into dog food and other animal feeds and blended into biofuels with no local benefit from that resource leaving.
Why not keep at least some if not all of it here to make fuel?
Veterans can fuel vehicles and equipment that they convert and participate in a few collection coop?
Veterans can then drive for Uber, Lyft. Grubhub, DAV with massive savings on their fuel costs.
Fuel local organizations cleaning blighted communities
Fuel emergency heating shelters?
Fuel parking lot shuttles?
Team/Fan Bus from AirPort to the Stadium. Parades?
The Veterans Green Village in Detroit helps clean up blighted neighborhoods with national volunteer organizations, schools, community groups, block clubs, while training for disaster responses.

No kidding, there is a group of veterans using the blight of Detroit as a bootcamp for disaster responses and they are doing it using  green technologies for the past 13 years across the country and the last five from here in Detroit.
You probably have not heard to much about them as they are not looking for attention as much as opportunities to serve and demonstrate how to respond to large scale disasters safely with the groups of volunteer with little to no experience. 
They are currently building a farm to grow their own food next to an apartment building and training venter they are rebuilding with sustainable technologies to house more veterans, which is next to their light industrial equipment yard and shop where they store their heavy equipment, trailers and tools and filer used cooking oil for their fuel
Their next effort is a grease recycling campaign to fuel a small scale plant for biodiesel and other non petroleum organic fuels for converted vehicles., heating oil, backup generators, and heavy equipment. 
They have the capacity to recycle up to 1,000 gallons a month with the ability to double that process if there is a demand. 
Their properties make up the South East corner of Orchard and Burgess in North West Detroit. 
Located next to each other and zoned for the uses they intend to develop as a small scale green incubator.
Bio fuel and equipment yard is zoned for light industrial and oil tanks. 
The group home and training center is zoned commercial residential.
Three single family residential lots and zoned and certified as USDA urban veteran farm.
Comment by Gordon Soderberg on October 7, 2018 at 9:59am
Read this article first.
By The National Biodiesel Board | October 05, 2018
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    Photo: Ron Kotrba, Biodiesel Magazine

Sports fans nationwide are celebrating sustainable practices this weekend as Oct. 6 marks Green Sports Day. The annual event recognizes the efforts that athletes, supporters and organizations make to reduce their environmental footprint. Baseball fans are already seeing a difference with cleaner air thanks to biodiesel.

Ballparks throughout the country are recycling used cooking oil into clean-burning biodiesel. This advanced biofuel reduces carbon emissions by 80 percent, helping the crowds breathe easier.

“When I order food at a ballpark I can see all the grease in the concession stand,” said Don Scott, sustainability director for the National Biodiesel Board. “It’s awesome to know that this nasty garbage is being made into a clean fuel.”

The Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres are only a handful of the stadiums participating in this green endeavor. During the Royal’s recent championship season, the stadium totaled more than 61 tons of food waste, recycling more than 4,500 gallons of oil. The Brewers home stadium, Miller Park, recycled 6,347 gallons of cooking oil last year alone.

Embracing sustainable practices, these stadiums are focusing on the fans by creating a clean fuel that helps their vehicles as well as their health. Choosing biodiesel really is a home run for baseball teams.

The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people live and play. The alliance inspires professional sports leagues, college conferences, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Alliance members represent nearly 600 sports teams and venues from 15 sports leagues in 14 countries.

Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel. NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers and fuel distributors, as well as the U.S. renewable diesel industry.

Comment by Gordon Soderberg on September 13, 2018 at 9:20pm

Once we have established our pick up program we will expand to include restauarants that need to have their grease bins punped out. 

This is to test our quipment, training. marleting, and logistics for collecting and filtering grease for fuel, understand the demnds for power to filer it, comsumption rates of different forms of transportation and power generation and requirements of servicing the equipment.

The filtering process will firts be done at The Veterans Green village where different methods of filetering will be tested while developing kinetic and passive systems to deploy as prefilers and as part of complete systems for use in remore areas under disaster response conditions. 

Untimately, we will develop products for sale to grease render haulers and restaurant chains to inprove the quality of bulk grease in the larger biofuels market. 

This group will also take part in converting diverse types vehicles and power equipment to use cooking as fuel. 

This process when completed will create teams of veterans capable of deploying fleets of vehicles and equiment to disaster zones and fuel them from the closed restaurants and the volunteers kitchens in the area. 

 
 
 

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