Going to Burning Man in your Diesel powered car, van or truck? If so, consider stopping by Sirona Fuels, now Blue Sky Bio-Fuels in Oakland and fill your tank up locally produced B99 Biodiesel that comes from locally collected used restaurant cooking oil recycled into biofuel. It’s good for the air, good for the planet, and it smells way better than petro diesel.

Blue Sky Bio Fuels sells Biodiesel at their production facility in Oakland, California. Blue Sky Biofuels is close to Berkeley, San Francisco and is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

BioFuel your diesel car and truck today!

There is a Green Tech Revolution in Lubrication and Hydraulics happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lubricating oils and Hydraulic Fluids normally made from the finite resource Fossil Fuels, are being re-invented and manufactured using the Greenest of technology. These new Lubrication Oils and Hydraulic Fluids are being made with Plant Based Oils as their main source instead of dino oils pumped from the ecological fragile ground and oceans. Plant based oils and hydraulic fluids are biodegradable, sustainable and non-polluting, and they are carbon neutral; an increasingly important consideration in our fight against Global Climate Change.

Three young start up companies are working together along with industry and higher education to combine their knowledge and research into finding new uses for Plant Based Oils and reducing and eventually eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels sourced locally, nationally and internationally. It is the right thing to do. We must radically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels or perish as a civilization.

Sirona Fuels in Oakland, CA, takes used cooking oils, and Jotropha plant oils, and processes them into BioDiesel. The BioDiesel is up to 70% less polluting than Fossil Fuel based Diesel, and recycles an exhausted cooking oil instead of dumping it down the drain, abandoned in land fills or turned into a toxic brew of animal food for feedlot cattle, and other factory farmed animals, and pets. Bay Area Biofuel is available at Blue Sky Bio Fuels. If you live in the Bay Area, and are seeking San Francisco Biofuel, Berkeley Biofuel, Oakland Biofuel and General Bay Area Biofuel, it can pay off in savings, and in you doing the right thing by buying your ASTM Biodiesel from Sirona Fuels.

Skip To Renew produces Lubrication Oils based on Algae and other Plants, for bicycle chains, and other mechanical components, and it produces industrial hydraulic fluids for many uses. Skip to Renew’s Re:cyclist brand of chain lube has been tested on all types of bicycle chains, both in clean and dusty, muddy environments. Skip to Renew offers two versions of their bike chain lube: Re:Cyclist
Race Day Bike Chain Lube, and Re:Cyclist Everyday Bike Chain Lube. These bike chain lubes keep your chain quiet and efficient, clean, and they are Bio-degradable Chain Lube.

Urban Algae grows Algae, and extracts algae oil for use in lubricants and hydraulic fluids, and has researched, invented and produced innovative Algae PhotoBioreactor.

Update:
My family has six bicycles, all of which were needing a good chain lube. Some of the bikes had never seen any lube at all since new, and others had gone a long time without lubrication, and my mountain bike had a rather rough and nasty ride the last time I took it out of the garage. That rough ride had me climbing dusty trails, and zooming down wet muddy trails, and making water crossings that had my sprockets and chain all getting soaked, dusty, muddy, and just plain filthy. It was so filthy that my shifting suffered, and the chain skipped cogs. It wasn’t just missing lubrication, it was actually kinking up. So I took a bottle of Skip to Renew chain lube and soaked the chain, and then scrubbed it using a tooth brush, and finally completely washed it using the Skip-to-Renew Re:Cyclist lube. Wiped off the excess with a rag, and my seemingly worn out chain was suddenly very happy, very quiet and my gear shifts were precise, and immediate. No searching for a gear. It just snicked into gear happily. Cool!

Was thinking about my good fortune, and looked in my garage for other things to lube.Spied my PowerMover boat dolly with a 1/2 horsepower electric motor, and it’s non-o-ring chain, and gave it the same Re:Cyclist treatment that I gave my bike chain. Wow! the motor no longer strains to move my boat up my sloped driveway, and of course the chain is as quiet as can be.

Next I spied my motorcycle sitting there all neglected. This bike has a non-o-ring chain also, and had been suffering from a kink or two. Out came the Re:cyclist chain lube, and in a short time I had a beautiful quiet, clean, and non kinking motorcycle chain.

I am jazzed. The Re:Cyclist chain lube works wonders with old funky grimy chains, both motorcycle, bicycle and industrial. It cleans, lubes and frees up sticking links. And what I really dig is that the lube is bio-degradable, is made with plant based oils, and it just bloody works.

I’m going to try the Re:Cyclist plant based biodegradable lubricant on my bicycle and motorcycle cables next. The bike has a mighty stiff clutch cable. Think I’ll use it lube all the mechanical joints too.

My truck smells like french fries. I use B100 BioDiesel in my 97 Dodge Ram Turbo Diesel, and it loves it, and folks are always telling me, your truck exhaust smells like french fries. And of course if I use Biodiesel made from used donut cooking oil, then my exhaust would smell like donuts.

When I go to buy Biodiesel in Berkeley, I go a tiny bit further and end up at Blue Sky Bio Fuels in Oakland who is the source of much of the Biodiesel sold in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Life is good.

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Restaurants have a tiny bit of a problem with used cooking fats, oil and grease clogging up their own plumbing as well as public sewer pipes. As a result of this it is illegal in most metropolitan areas for restaurateurs to dump their grease down the drain. And so restaurants install grease traps on all kitchen sink drains leading to the sewer system. The grease traps separate out fats, oils and grease (aka F.O.G. or FOG) from the water and store it until the grease trap is pumped out or cleaned.

San Francisco, and most counties and cities in the Northern California Area require that these grease traps be installed at all restaurants. The laws also state that grease traps must be properly maintained, and grease trap cleaning and pumping contact Blue Sky Bio Fuels to arrange grease trap cleaning service

The San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California has thousands of restaurants who end up with massive amounts of used fats, cooking oil, and grease (F.O.G.) from their fryers. In the past Restaurateurs paid to remove this FOG from their establishments, but now-a-days, there are many companies competing to collect this valuable commodity and pay the restaurateurs cold hard cash for the privilege.

Used cooking oil is a valuable resource for the BioFuels industry, where it is most often converted to BioDiesel through a chemical process called trans esterfication. Old cooking oil is filtered, dried to remove water, and then heated and combined with a catalyst, separated into glycerine, and BioDiesel, washed and dried, and then used in Diesel Vehicles for fuel. This is perhaps the best use of fats, oils, and grease, since the old cooking oil is removed from the food chain.

Other uses for used restaurant fryer oil is for animal fattening in feed lots just before slaughter. The animals are fed a potent mixer of rendered animals, and fats and corn for increased caloric intake. This feed is actually toxic to the animals if they are fed it for an extended period. Also, you have to wonder about the effects on animal fed food made from it’s own kind, and being fed something no longer considered fit for human consumption. I think used cooking oil is best used locally as biodiesel feed stock.