It’s hard to keep up on all the exciting things happening on the sustainability front in Tucson. The latest is the opening of a biodiesel manufacturing and refinining facility in Tucson. The following is an excerpt from the Pima Association of Governments Quarterly Newsletter. The owners of EDG are true visionaries and are doing great things for the planet – here in Tucson and in other communities in the U.S. Congratulations and welcome! Mrs. Green can’t wait to see what you are up to next and sorry I had to miss the grand opening:
EDG Fuels will open its Biodiesel Manufacturing and Refining Facility in Tucson this month at 8969 S. Eisenhower Road.
The facility will create approximately 19 “green jobs” and will be fully automated within the first year, operating 24-7.
EDG Fuels collects used cooking oil from Tucson-area based businesses through its Enjoy Dining Green program as well as collects used cooking oil from other businesses around the country.
Production levels are expected to reach 3 million gallons of biodiesel fuel in the first year with a potential to expand to a 6 million gallon capacity.
Enjoy Dining Green is a coalition of concerned and environmentally conscious people and restaurants that offers free collection containers, free collection service and recognition as a Green Contributor on the Enjoy Dining Green Web site. For more information, contact Vivian Sampson at (520) 790-3341 or visit www.enjoydininggreen.com.
EDG Fuels and Enjoy Dining Green are part of the EDG network which also includes Environmental Development Group (EDG). More information is available at www.edgroup.us