Bakels Edible Oils

The Mt Maunganui-based facility has installed a dual-fuel boiler that has reduced natural gas usage by utilising waste products from their factory.
Description of facility: 

By-products of the company’s manufacturing process include waste vegetable oils and lowgrade tallow, which is now being used to run the steam-generating boiler. During the first half of 2008, the boiler has been running on tallow for about 25% of its operating time.
“We’re burning all our waste vegetable oils and tallows to save on natural gas,” explains Bakels’ operations manager Brent Warner. “Previously we would drum off the tallow and sell it overseas. Now we’ve decided to utilise it ourselves and reduce our natural gas usage.”

Facility type: 
Heat
Application: 
Food Processing Facility
Fuel/Feedstock: 
Tallow
Co-generation: 
No
Address: 
5 Hutton Place, Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Region: 
Central North Island
Geo Location: 
Further information: 
The good oil on energy savings: EECA case study