Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Friday, May 20, 2011

Maho R&D

The Maho Research and Development Department (Dan, really) has been playing around with our waste oil from the kitchen. We did get flame last week, and this week Dan has been working on getting a setup that will maintain its flame. Today was our first really good test run where we were able to estimate how much "fuel" it will take to run. We estimate that to run the burner for 24 hours, we would use 15 gallons of waste vegetable oil. As time goes on, i'm sure the amount of oil used will drop as we learn how to become more efficient. The first use of the burner will be for the kiln in our pottery studio. Gail is super excited about the prospect of limiting her propane cost and we are happy to have somewhere to get rid of our waste oil. More to come in the future as Maho R&D is in full effect

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