Submitted by: Center for integrated studies on climate change and the environment - Centro Clima Coppe UFRJ
Implemented country: Brazil
Title: Biodiesel from Used Oil from Fast-Food Chains and Markets in Brazil
The main objective of the project is to partially replace the use of fossil fuels in the transport sector using biodiesel produced by the transesterification of used vegetable oils. The project aims to built a plant for producing 150 m³/month of biodiesel, which will employ used vegetable oil donated by fast-food chains, supplemented by used oil acquired in the Rio de Janeiro market. Biodiesel production will undergo quality control by authorities. The project may be considered experimental in the use of wastes as fuel, but it contributes to the sustainable development of the country as far as it develops technology for the use of wastes and replaces the use of fossil fuels on the transport sector. Currently the industrial plant is ready and biodiesel production is under final tests.