The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative and St. Francis School Pleased to Announce a Partnership to Recycle Waste Cooking Oil
(PR NewsWire/Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative) The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative and St. Francis School are pleased to announce a partnership to recycle Waste Cooking Oil.
Co-founded by St. Francis School parent Christian Thalacker, the Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative collects used cooking oil & grease to recycle into clean biodiesel fuel that is cheaper, less polluting, and higher-performance than petroleum-based diesel fuel. On Friday, September 21, each St. Francis family will be given a can with a lid to collect used oil and grease during the school’s Philanthropy Day. Students will return full containers to their campus location – Downtown 9th-12th grades, Goshen K-8th grades, and Harrods Creek Preschool. The Goshen Campus food services will also collect its used oil & grease to contribute. Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative trucks will remove the oil & grease from these containers to recycle into biodiesel. The biodiesel fuel the families and school produces together will be used to power the St. Francis buses! Head of School Alexandra Thurstone ’84 enthuses, “We are excited about this easy way to involve all St. Francis families in our commitment to creating a cleaner community.”
Louisville Biodiesel is using the St. Francis School waste cooking oil to blend with its own waste oil collections to provide a low-cost, low polluting, high performance, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic alternative to petroleum diesel. Christian Thalacker adds, “for a school to go all-in in recycling shows a deep environmental commitment. This is a great opportunity to reduce our community’s waste treatment costs while providing cost-effective biodiesel … a low-cost, low polluting, high performance, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic alternative to petroleum diesel.” READ MORE