The municipality of Venado Tuerto collected up to 170 thousands of liters of used oil in 6 years.


Since the start-up of Used Vegetable Oils (UVO) collecting service, more than 171 thousands of liters had their correct treatment and a final disposition, avoiding their destination in the sewage liquid’s pipe, ditchesor any other system. Since the implementation of the programme in December of 2012 until now, the number of generators were rising up, moving from the initial 33 to the current 59 generators.

Like wise, the quality of collecting system has been notoriously improved, attaining the compliance of bimonthly runs and the implementatio nof a work sheet at the municipal level of collected UVO’s register, which allow shaving immediate Access to the information of each collecting.

In a report developed by the municipal area of Renewable Energies and Local Development Network, coordinated by Lorenzo Pérez, it is detailed that in these condsemester of 2018 they collected more than 12 thousands liters of UVOfrom bars, restaurants, take-out food places, grills, service stations, canteens, pizza restaurants, brasseries, catering services, hotels, supermarkets and other gastronomic locals.

As a comparativedata, whiletheycollectedalmost 26 thousandliters in 2018, theyear 2016 set thepeakofcollectingactivitywithnear 42 thousandlitersofUVO, althoughothercollectorsappearedduringthelastyears.

The Agreement:

The municipality of Venado signed anagreementbytheendof 2012 withtheFoundationofEnergetic and EnvironmentalResearch, thatincludedthecitytothe Used VegetableOilsCollectingProgramme (UVO). The agreementaimedtoimplementthecollecting, storage, transport, treatment and final dispositionofUVO, intendedtotheproductionof biodiesel in theprovincearea, fulfillingthe local regulation 4159/12.

The agreement provided the joint work for the implementation of Progreco (Ecological Programme), in order to formalize a collecting system of UVO for the production of bioenergy and perform there quired awareness campaigns.

Besides, the parties compromised to develop training and awareness, collecting system, tracking, and information linked to all environmental and nutritional health disturbance caused by an inappropriate use in frying practices.

The collecting system, as a first stage, was focused on large generators, to which anoil container is assigned to collect the UVO, and also an identification card, coordinating with them there tirement frequency according to the gastronomic activity. A second step to implement is household collecting.

“In the last times, other collectors appeared in the city, but with our agreement with Progreco it is certified that all retire doilis lead to the generation of biofuel. A tracking certified is provided to each generator, where by if 200 liters of UVO were from a take-out food place, this take-out food place knows that all of that 200 liters comply with the environmental go a lof the agreement. That is something we can’t know with the other collectors”, warned Pérez.

Translator: Alba Alonso