LOW CARBON GOAL: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions at our properties by producing our own biofuel.
How is our biodiesel made?
All the kitchens at Palace Resorts properties follow an effective program where they separate used vegetable oil that is clean and free of food particles or other products. This recycled oil is collected and brought to our onsite Biodiesel Plant where a pH test is taken to determine whether it is viable to be turned into biofuel.
Batches of approximately 100 liters of oil are placed into a reactor with methanol and potash, where it is heated and left to mix for around 2 hours, ultimately producing our environmentally friendly biofuel, along with a byproduct of glycerol.
What are the benefits of producing our own biodiesel?
⦁ According to recent data, 64% of all greenhouse gas emissions are produced by burning fossil fuels. 300 liters of used vegetable oil are processed at our biodiesel plant every single day, giving us the byproduct of biodiesel. Enough fuel is produced to power all of our onsite tractors, sweepers, and beach-cleaning vehicles.
⦁ In 2019, we produced 18,626 liters of this biofuel, enabling us to reduce our greenhouse emissions by 87%.
⦁ Potential fuel spills have no adverse effects on the environment, as it is vegetable-based.