BAKERSFIELD, Calif., May 4, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — American Biofuels, LLC (ABF), 35% owned by Green Star Products, Inc., announced it is producing biodiesel at its Biodiesel Plant in Bakersfield, California, from used restaurant waste oils.
Restaurant owners in Bakersfield are proud to donate their waste oils to ABF for this important environmental step to help clean up the air in Bakersfield. Bakersfield is one of the worst Air Quality Districts in the USA. Twenty percent of the children in Bakersfield have breathing problems by age 10, said Joseph LaStella, President of GSPI.
ABF sponsored and contracted with a newly established company called Safe Environmental Alternatives (SEA), which collects waste cooking oil from restaurants. Joseph LaStella went on to say that “SEA has signed up over 80 restaurants and other baking facilities in Bakersfield and surrounding towns in the past four months including independently owned Kentucky Fried Chicken, Arby’s and other well known chains and privately owned establishments in the area.”
Norm Ramspeck, President of SEA, stated, “Many restaurants have called SEA asking to join the waste cooking oils collection program.” Also he stated “the restaurant owners are not the only ones eager to see their waste oil become clean biodiesel, SEA’S client list includes San Joaquin Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and the Salvation Army.”
After all this success from restaurants and all the community organizations, Norm Ramspeck said, “we intend to continue expanding and join other waste haulers in spreading the word statewide to participate with ABF’S program and assist in cleaning up the environment by processing waste cooking oils into clean burning biodiesel.”
SEA is rapidly expanding its collection program and will soon be collecting waste oils from Fresno, which is twice the size of Bakersfield.
ABF has been producing Biodiesel from its state-of-the-art Bakersfield plant since 2003 mainly from soybean oil and has recently increased the Bakersfield plant capacity to handle larger quantities of waste cooking oils. Producing biodiesel from waste oils significantly reduces the cost of making biodiesel and provides ABF with a much wider profit margin.
About Green Star Products [ www.GreenStarUSA.com ]
Green Star Products, Inc. is an environmentally friendly company dedicated to creating innovative cost-effective products to improve the quality of life and clean up the environment. GSPI is involved in the production of renewable clean-burning biodiesel and other products including lubricants, additives and devices that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy in vehicles, machinery and power plants.