Transformer Oil Reclamation Project
U.S. Northeast & Mid-Atlantic
Funder and supplier
Supplier: 3 Degrees, Developer: Hydrodec
American Carbon Registry
165,000 tCO2e credits issued to date. Average 25,000 tCO2e per year
The Hydrodec plant in Canton, Ohio, US
Generating electricity involves the use of large volumes of special oils that are vital to the electrical, chemical and physical performance of electrical power grids around the world. But their disposal represents a significant environmental and safety challenge.
By buying carbon offsets, bp Target Neutral is supporting finance for a re-cycling process that not only reduces carbon but eliminates toxic co-pollutants.
The Hydrodec project in Canton, Ohio, US, involves the collection and recycling of spent oil by re-refining it into new, virgin quality oil using a process that is 67% less energy intensive than refining new crude oil.
This also avoids incineration, further reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and avoiding the risk of toxic co-pollutants such as dioxins.
Even better, it means that the used oil can be re-refined many times; each instance avoids an incineration event and the introduction of new virgin-refined oil.
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