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Somerset Waste Cooking Oil
Star Oils will collect any used oil, including such oils as vegetable oil, sunflower oil, palm oil and ground nut oil. Whether it's solid or liquid, a large stockpile or single drum. Or if you'd like a one off collection or a regular service, we'll gladly take your waste oil off your hands. We'll even pay you a small sum for it.
We collect oil in full compliance with EA regulations and issue waste collection notices for any oil collected so that you can prove your duty of care.
For those who would like regular collections, we are able to offer plastic drums into which you can put the waste. When we collect, we will replace the full drum with an empty one. The drums are provided at no charge, however, we do ask for a small deposit.
Star Oils is a small operation located in Somerton, Somerset that will happily collect any used oil, including such oils as vegetable oil, sunflower oil, palm oil and ground nut oil. Whether it's solid or liquid, a large stockpile or single drum. Or if you'd like a one off collection or a regular service, we'll gladly take your waste oil off your hands. We'll even pay you a small sum for it.
All the oil collected by Star Oils is converted into biodiesel. This is done by a process called transesterification. The original oil molecule is split apart into component parts - namely glycerol and methyl esters. The methyl esters are what constitutes biodiesel - the liquid is sufficiently chemically similar to diesel that it can be directly substituted in most engines.
The glycerol is drained as a waste product. This is burnt in a specially designed burner which heats the oil to a temperature suitable for reaction, thereby minimising the electricity consumption of our plant.
There is much misinformation around concerning biodiesel. Properly made biodiesel with no by-products or reactants left in the finished product is safe for use in almost every diesel engine. Unfortunately not everyone makes biodiesel to these high standards.
For more details of cooking oil collections, visit www.somersetwastecookingoil.co.uk .
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