Friday, February 04, 2022

Sac Biodiesel Buyers Respond to Marketplace Changes

Unavoidably, our local network of Sacramento biodiesel B100 buyers have gone through significant changes in the last few years as a result of political and commercial marketplace disruption in the California and U.S.biodiesel industries. However, the local grassroots movement of producing and using biodiesel B100 is still alive and now focusing on serving local innovative eco-minded farmers and consumers. If you have any interest in accessing pure biodiesel B100 to use in your diesel vehicle, generator or equipment, contact Steve to discuss the current options and possibilities - phone area code (nine one six) 308-2470 or

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Monday, January 31, 2022

Cooking Oil Recycling Drop Off

Sacramento Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign has a new location to drop off your used cooking oil for recycling into local biodiesel.

Cooking Oil Recycling Drop Site Address:
Our sites are no longer posted publicly. Restaurants and residents can contact us at the phone or email address below to access our used cooking oil recycling services.

Directions To Recycling Drop Site:
Please contact us
Recycling Requirements:
Please be sure your used cooking oil is in sealed leak proof containers and free from non recyclable contaminates such as water, excessive food scraps or any waste materials other than the used oil itself so we can re-purpose it into local biodiesel for a cleaner environment and a sustainable local economy.

We can accept residential and commercial used cooking oil. For restaurants and commercial food services that generate ongoing used cooking oil, we have professional collection services that will provide you with a recycling container and collect from your premises on a regular schedule. Contact Steve about this service: phone area code (nine one six) 308-2470 or email 

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Sac Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign in the news!

Sacramento Biofuels Network and Sacramento Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign (Sac CORC) have been in the news many times throughout the past year. Our latest spot on television will give restaurants and food service organizations a picture for how they can participate in recycling their used cooking oil for local biodiesel production instead of going to feed cattle, which has been the conventional industrial marketplace for the used oil.
WATCH THESE VIDEO CLIPS TO learn how Sacramento Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign makes it easy to recycle your used cooking oil for locally produced, astm certified, commercial quality biodiesel B100 available locally. Better for the people, the cows, the community and the planet.

Q. What is the best way to utilize the recycled used cooking oil?
A. LOCAL BIODIESEL IS THE MOST SUSTAINABLE and RENEWABLE PURPOSE for this recycled resource so we may begin to solve our problem of depending on increasingly costly and diminishing petroleum sources. We DO NOT provide it to collectors who sell it to overseas markets or for cattle feed! Both these choices contribute to an unsustainable and ultimately destructive outcome, making humans and cattle sick.The best use for local recycled cooking oil is to keep it local for locally produced biofuel. Sacramento Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign is the only local oil recycling service that can assure this resource will be kept local. Please join us.

If you know any restaurants that could benefit from learning about this, send them this link. If you have a restaurant or simply want to learn more about this local recycling program contact Steve at 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Recycle Your Used Fryer Oil for Biofuels!

Q. What do I do with my used cooking oil after I fry my deep fried foods?

A. You can now RECYCLE your used fryer oil for local renewable biofuel production through our community recycling network called Sacramento Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign or Sac CORC. Restaurants and commercial food services can receive free on going collection services and anyone with quantities of 20 gallons or more can receive a free oil pick up. To participate in the Sacramento Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign email


A. Let the oil cool back down to room temp after frying, then drain it back into the container you purchased the oil in or a similar clean, leak proof container and contact us for the nearest drop location in the Sacramento and outlying areas - email

To become a seasonal or on-going drop off location email

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Friday, May 04, 2012

What is the Price for Biodiesel?

Whenever petroleum prices go into a noticeable or serious increase, our biodiesel buyers network, SBN, gets far more inquiries from price motivated people hoping to save money by buying biodiesel. Here are some common questions and answers regarding price:

What is the price for biodiesel?"About the same or more than petro diesel" is the short answer, so buying commercially produced biodiesel through the conventional market supply and demand influences will not likely save a diesel driver any money over petro diesel.

Why would I buy biodiesel if it won't save me money (benefits)?
There are many benefits to using biodiesel over petro diesel and, other than running a diesel engine, the two fuels have little in common so comparing them could be irrelevant. Which benefits of using locally produced, B100 made from locally recycled cooking oil do you care about?:

  • Biodiesel is an easy, inexpensive first step toward making energy solutions real now before petroleum reaches peak to avoid panic.
  • Biodiesel supports local businesses and economy.
  • Biodiesel is made from crops that are renewable for an ongoing but seasonally limited supply.
  • Biodiesel emissions are non toxic.
  • Biodiesel has a higher lubricity which helps the engine run smoother and longer.
  • Using biodiesel sets a healthy example for our children and will leave them a healthy legacy.
  • It is not necessary to invade countries or kill anyone to gain access to biodiesel.
  • Biodiesel decentralizes power, naturally and peacefully.
  • Biodiesel is primarily carbon neutral.
  • Biodiesel smells good.
  • Running on biodiesel is just plain fun!

Why is the price for biodiesel about the same or more than petro diesel?
As shoppers compare prices between the two fuels on the open market, some predictable principles of supply and demand prevail as long as buyers keep wanting the lowest price and sellers keep wanting the greatest profit. Unless there is some kind of intervening policy or behavior introduced, the price for biodiesel sold in these conventional market conditions cannot go below petro diesel prices without the biodiesel supply diminishing as buyers buy it up when the price is lower. A diminished biodiesel supply makes the value and price go up for any remaining feedstock oil (what biodiesel is made from) in turn causing the biodiesel price to go up until it is equal to or greater than petro diesel prices causing the buying frenzy to taper off. Whenever the petro prices have risen above the biodiesel prices, the entire biodiesel supply gets purchased quickly by price shoppers leading to shortage related market and pricing phenomenon taking hold throughout the supply and manufacturing process. This phenomenon is even leading to bidding wars for the waste restaurant cooking oil in many areas.

How can I save money with biodiesel?
Making biodiesel ourselves is one way of being in control of our costs, either individually or collectively, by getting out of the conventional market supply and demand influences. This still leaves the feedstock and methanol costs to deal with unless we grow and make those ourselves too. It is also possible to organize individuals and groups to purchase biodiesel collaboratively, as we do through Sac Biofuels Network, which makes buying and delivery more efficient to help bring the cost down.

SBN assists people to both make biodiesel and buy it collaboratively and more efficiently. Contact Steve Bash at if either of these options interests you.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Midtown Supply Site Accepting New Members!


Contact Steve Bash at about local biodiesel availability.

SBN welcomes the newest Supply Site in midtown Sacramento to offer biodiesel B99.9 to registered members.

Contact Kevin at ... to sign up as a member and begin fueling your vehicle with biodiesel.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

What is Sacramento Biofuels Network? (Update)

Here is an update describing what SBN is all about these days.

Sacramento Biofuels Network, SBN, was formed to assist people in implementing energy options beyond dependency on nonrenewable petroleum starting with establishing local access to commercial quality biodiesel in the Sacramento area.

SBN services include biodiesel consumer education, organizing Buyers Groups and coordinating bulk biodiesel delivery for a variety of network members. The network is currently made up of biodiesel bulk purchasers, called Supply Sites, who purchase pure commercial quality biodiesel (B100) in bulk through SBN utilizing suitable above ground bulk containers, usually 250 to 2000 gallon, to store and dispense the fuel.

The two basic types of SBN Supply Sites are:

Independent Supply Sites, who purchase biodiesel in bulk for their own in-house or personal needs including agricultural, commercial and institutional organizations and fleets.

Buyers Group Supply Sites, where a Site Host provides space for storing and dispensing a bulk quantity of biodiesel to share with friends or other individual buyers who become members of that Supply Site. All Buyers Group members must read and sign a site specific version of a Biodiesel Buyers Agreement (sample provided by SBN) to be a member and purchase the biodiesel from that site cooperatively.

The Buyers Group Supply Sites are organized like the Community Supported Agriculture model which we call Community Supported Energy, CSE. This CSE distribution model is an effective way to bring individual consumers together to exchange information, develop mutual interests and to utilize their collective purchasing power for choices in fuel access, bulk pricing and related cooperative consumer benefits.

SBN assists members in gaining access to biodiesel, setting up Supply Sites, meeting legal requirements and understanding basic biodiesel use and handling guidelines. Once set up, a Supply Site can make a bulk biodiesel purchase through the SBN coordinator who aggregates the order quantities and organizes them for efficient delivery, to make minimum delivery requirements and to achieve collective bulk quantity price breaks. The biodiesel is delivered to each Supply Site by refilling their containers from the selected distributor’s commercial tanker truck. The manufacturers and distributors who supply SBN Supply Sites are selected by a list of buying priorities starting with their ability to verify fuel quality according to national standards as the number one priority. SBN Coordinator: Steve Bash, [Technorati tags: ]