Tybee Island to recycle, use biofuels

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) – Tybee Island's Public Works Department and restaurants are teaming up with SES Biofuels to convert waste vegetable oil into biodiesel for use in municipal equipment.

Used vegetable oil will be collected at participating Tybee restaurants, processed at SES Biofuels in Savannah and will be used on Tybee.

Using biodiesel fuel will reduce harmful emissions by 75 percent per gallon consumed and cost $.10 less per gallon as compared with petrol-diesel, according to the city of Tybee Island. SES Biofuels is also helping create a public recycling area at Tybee Market IGA so that Tybee residents can recycle personal cooking oils.

For more details about vegetable oil recycling and other conservation programs contact the Tybee Community Resource Committee.

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