Maple Hill Farm Takes
Three years in the making, the
processing plant at Maple Hill Farm has the capacity to produce about
1000 gallons of bio diesel weekly. At present, the farm only produces
250 gallons per week during the summer months. All bio diesel produced
goes to fuel the farm’s numerous tractors and trucks and is
not for sale to the public yet. A contract was established with SUNY
Oneonta in August of 2006 for Maple Hill Farm to remove all waste
oil from their dining facilities for the
of bio diesel instead of that oil being handled as a HAZMAT material as determined
by the FDA.
What is Bio Diesel?
The bio diesel that Maple Hill Farm produces emits zero toxic chemicals,
unlike its petroleum cousin that when burned creates carbon monoxide and PCP’s
to name just two toxins found in its emission. Used cooking oils (or virgin oil)
are mixed with lye and methanol or ethanol and after high velocity mixing and
settling, two products are produced; glycerin and bio diesel. The glycerin can
be made into soaps and used as a lubricant. The bio diesel is filtered and then
used straight or mixed with regular diesel depending upon the age of the engine
as bio diesel can break down certain rubbers found in older vehicles. This is
due to its cleansing abilities and astringent quality. Maple Hill Farm also uses
the bio diesel as a blade lubricant in its sawmill.
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Maple Hill Farm Enterprises, LLC.