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 Ford Argentina Contributes 7,500 Kilograms of Cooking Oil From its Cafeteria to Produce Biodiesel

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BUENOS AIRES – Ford Argentina participated in the Bio Plan, a program sponsored by the Sustainable Development Organization of the Province of Buenos Aires that helps reduce the amount of contaminated emissions in the environment through the recycling of cooking oil from the Pacheco plant's cafeteria.  Thanks to this plan, the cooking oil is transformed into a renewable fuel, similar to kerosene, which is produced from vegetable oil or animal fat.

In addition, the money raised from the sales of this raw material goes to support Maná, an organization which provides educational support and meals for 200 children in the Tigre area, near the Pacheco plant.

Over 7,500 kg of vegetable oil, which previously had been disposed as waste, has been recycled through this program. After it has been collected, the oil is sent to a company which processes it into a component which is used in the production of biofuel.
The Pacheco Plant's two cafeterias generate about 400 kg of vegetable oil per month after serving 6,200 daily meals (which include breakfast, lunch or snack, and dinner, depending on the shift.)

This initiative fits in Ford's  3R Commitment – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – as part of the brand's large global sustainability strategy to reduce its impact on the environment and at the same time, accelerate the development of new fuel-efficient technologies for vehicles across the globe.

 


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Ford Aportó 7500 kg de Aceite de Cocina Usado de su Comedor para Producir Biodiésel
BUENOS AIRES - Ford Argentina participa del Plan Bio, un programa del Organismo de la Provincia de Buenos Aires para el Desarrollo Sostenible (OPDS) que contribuye a la reducción de las emisiones contaminantes al medio ambiente a través del reciclado del aceite de cocina usado en el comedor de la Planta Pacheco. Gracias a este plan, el aceite que actualmente se utiliza para cocinar es transformado en un combustible renovable, similar al gasoil, producido a partir de aceites vegetales o grasas animales.

Además, lo recaudado de la venta de esta materia prima de la que se obtendrá  biodiesel,  es destinado todos los meses al comedor y merendero comunitario "Maná", de la localidad de Las Tunas (Tigre), que brinda apoyo escolar y alimento a 200 niños de la zona.

Ya se han reciclado 7500 kg de aceite vegetal usado que antes se desechaba como residuo y, a partir de este programa, se entrega a una empresa responsable de procesarlo como componente para la formulación de biocombustible.

En la Planta Pacheco se generan por mes alrededor de 400 kg de aceite vegetal usado provenientes de los dos comedores que brindan servicio para un total de 6200 raciones diarias (contando desayuno y almuerzo o merienda y cena, según el turno).

Esta iniciativa se enmarca en el compromiso 3R de Ford, de “reducir, reusar y reciclar", como parte de la amplia estrategia global de sustentabilidad de la marca para reducir el impacto ambiental, y al mismo tiempo, acelerar el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías de bajo consumo de combustible aplicadas a todos los vehículos del mundo.

 

 

  

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10/12/2011 12:00 AM