Romania: MOL Romania Expands Waste Oil Collection Program To 100 Fuel Service Stations

Romania: MOL Romania Expands Waste Oil Collection Program To 100 Fuel Service Stations

MOL Romania has extended their expansion of the waste fuel collection program, which has reached 100 fuel service stations.

From customers concerned with the importance of protecting the environment, 26,435 liters of waste fuel has been collected, since the start of the program in 2012. Around 4,400 liters were collected per year, on average, from private users. At the beginning of the campaign, the number of fuel service stations where the waste fuel can be handed over increased from 30 stations to 100 fuel service stations in 2018.

Camelia Ene, Country Chairman & CEO at MOL Romania, said that their campaign has begun to offer an accessible network of collection points for customers who have realized that discarded waste fuel can have many harmful effects on both the environment and the health of others. “That project grew, we expanded the number of partner stations and more customers are involved consistently in this campaign collection is a confirmation of the success of the initiative and a strong motivation to get involved more and more in this direction."

In collaboration with licensed collectors (currently Conceptoil), MOL Romania, in August 2012, became the first fuel company to start a program for the collection of waste fuel from the population, initially in 30 fuel service stations. As a result of customer demand, the program was subsequently extended in several stages, reaching 100 fuel service stations in the country in 32 counties. Logistical and community service capabilities are made available by MOL Romania, on a voluntary basis.

Provided by the authorized collector, used food oil is handed over to MOL stations and collected in 60-liter barrels. Having a high water content and food residue, waste oil, after being picked up from collection points, undergoes a cleaning and filtration process that results in clean oil. The authorized collector later carries out the biocomponent by physicochemical processes.

In Romania, annual oil consumption of the population is projected at about 280,000 tonnes. The collection and recycling of waste oil to be converted into a biocomponent reduces not only carbon dioxide emissions but also water pollution. One liter of waste to the sewer could pollute about a million liters of water, if this substance would get into the environment uncontrollably. PWKD12092018

Last modified onFriday, 14 September 2018 04:23
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