New York, NY, Jan. 12, 2009 — Hydrodec announced an agreement with Consolidated Edison Co. of New York (Con Edison) in which Hydrodec will re-refine a minimum of 450,000 gallons of used transformer oil each year for three years and convert it to SUPERfine Oil, a recycled transformer oil. According to the company, this will prevent the oil from reaching secondary markets, where typically it is burned as fuel.
“Con Edison relies on hundreds of thousands of gallons of high quality transformer oil for the efficient and reliable operation of our electrical equipment in New York City and Westchester County,” said David P. Roche, a senior scientist in the company’s environmental health and safety group. “Once the transformer oil becomes degraded, it is removed and replaced. In the past, our used oil was burned for its fuel value. Committing to eliminate this practice, Con Edison chose Hydrodec to help manage our used oil in a sustainable way. By supplying our oil to be safely re-refined by Hydrodec, our environmental stewardship is maximized, conserving a valuable petroleum resource and providing a sustainable, high quality transformer oil to the electric industry.”
Hydrodec’s proprietary technology converts used transformer oil into a chemical contaminant-free product that meets all industry standards for new transformer. They call the product “SUPERfine” transformer oil and it has the potential to be recycled many times.
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