Produced from recycled animal processing waste streams. Chicken fat is fat obtained (usually as a by-product) from chicken rendering and processing. Of animal-sourced substances, chicken fat is noted for being high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Linoleic acid levels are between 17.9% and 22.8%. It is often used in pet foods, and has become a major player in the production of biodiesel. Chicken fat is one of two types of animal fat referred to as schmaltz, the other being goose fat.
Soybean Oil – Crude / Crude Degummed
Crude Degummed Soybean Oil (CDSBO) is pure but inedible soybean oil produced from fair to average quality crude soybeans. The majority of the free fatty acids and gums naturally present in soybeans are removed by hydration and mechanical or physical separation. More than 50% of the US biodiesel production put out annually is made up of crude degummed soybean oil used as the feedstock.
Used Cooking Oil
Used cooking oil is waste or spent cooking & frying oils collected from commercial food factories, restaurants, arena’s, casinos, schools, bakeries, etc. While the majority of used cooking oils are vegetable based, by no means should UCO be considered “waste vegetable oil” as there is inevitably some level of animal fat in UCO, which is naturally derived from the cooking process, and of course some restaurants cook in fats rather than oils.
Used Cooking Oil (ISCC-Certified)
International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC). ISCC is a globally leading certification system covering the entire supply chain and all kinds of biobased feedstocks and renewables. Independent third party certification ensures compliance with high ecological and social sustainability requirements, greenhouse gas emissions savings and traceability throughout the supply chain.Used cooking oil is waste or spent cooking & frying oils collected from commercial food factories, restaurants, arena’s, casinos, schools, bakeries, etc. While the majority of used cooking oils are vegetable based, by no means should UCO be considered “waste vegetable oil” as there is inevitably some level of animal fat in UCO, which is naturally derived from the cooking process, and of course some restaurants cook in fats rather than oils.
Yellow Grease – Animal Fat / Vegetable Oil Blends
Yellow Grease is a commodity produced in the United States, as well as other countries with established Rendering Industries, that is produced by a recognized rendering process and is typically comprised of used cooking oil and often contains rendered low quality animal fats such as tallow, poultry or lard. Generally yellow grease must meet the following specification: FFA max 15% and MIU 2%, often with 1% max water. MIU of 2% or below is commonly the maximum specification guaranteed by the renderer.
Distillers Corn Oil (DCO)
Distillers Corn Oil (DCO) has over the recent years become a player in the biodiesel landscape. A stumble upon byproduct from the US ethanol plants. Ethanol producers use corn oil to make their product. They produce a byproduct know as DCO that is not usable in their finished product. Good news for biodiesel! It just so happens that this byproduct makes an excellent feedstock for biodiesel manufaturers with the appropriate technolgy within their plant to convert it.
Biodiesel – ASTM B100 & B99
Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating jobs and improving the environment. Made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats, it is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country and the first to reach 1 billion gallons of annual production. Meeting strict technical fuel quality and engine performance specifications, it can be used in existing diesel engines without modification and is covered by all major engine manufacturers’ warranties, most often in blends of up to 5 percent or 20 percent biodiesel.