Reclaimed Flooring made from Waste Vegetable Oil?????by walt barlow on 01/22/13
This does not even make sense...How can reclaimed flooring be made from
Waste Vegetable Oil??? In our continuing efforts to be as eco-friendly
as we can be, we are always looking for new ways to green our
processes. Recently, we teamed up with an Amish mill who already work
without the modern conveniences the power grid provides. They operate
all of their machinery using a 6 cylinder Perkins diesel engine to power
a series of hydraulic motors that operate the planers, ripsaws, and
moulders that make each piece of our flooring and furniture! Thanks to
some local restaurants we have worked for over the years, we are
recycling their waste vegetable oil from the fryers into a useable fuel
for our woodworking operations!
The mill was using around 100 gallons of diesel fuel a week to produce flooring and furniture, today, they are using about 5-10 gallons of diesel fuel, and up to 90 gallons of Waste Vegetable Oil. The result...Still the most high end reclaimed flooring and furniture money can buy, but with a very friendly carbon footprint. I repeat, NO ELECTRICITY, NO COAL, & MINIMAL DEPENDANCE ON OIL.
The estimated reduction in carbon emission goes from 4.98 metric tons of carbon, to .33 metric tons a year...can your reclaimed wood company say this???