How The Vegawatt On-Site Cogeneration System Works
Transforming Waste Vegetable Oil Into Electricity & Hot Water
A Vegawatt system contains more than just power generation equipment.
It includes a turn-key waste vegetable oil (WVO) refinery, automatically transforming the darkest, nastiest used cooking oil into fuel appropriate for power generation.
Located On-Site OutsideThe unit, which is about the size of a refrigerator, is placed outside the building the same way central air conditioning units often are. It hooks up through one electrical cable to the electric system. There is also a hot water feed and return system. Your hot water heater won't have to work as hard now because the water has already been partially heated by the system.
Easily Integrates Into Electrical PanelOur integrated industrial compression-ignition engine produces heat and hot water for use directly by the restaurant. Electrically, the system integrates into a restaurant in the same way as a solar electric panel, which makes local licensing and permitting easy. Thermally, the system provides energy to the restaurant to raise the temperature of water that will be used in the hot water system.
Supplemental Power At Your DoorThe Vegawatt is a supplemental system. We tie into the existing electricity and hot water systems and provide additional energy. Any energy provided by the Vegawatt does not need to be purchased from the local electric or gas utilities.
Produces 10% to 25% Of Your PowerNo, we can't provide all the electricity and hot water needed to power a restaurant. Our goal is to capture the most energy possible from the oil that a food service location produces. Typically we produce 10% to 25% of the electricity needed by a restaurant.
Ideal For 3-5 Deep FryersWe've sized the Vegawatt unit to maximize the return on investment for typical retail food service locations. If you have 3-5 deep fryers, this system is ideal for your location.
Just Pour In Your Used Cooking OilUsed cooking oil from your restaurant is deposited into the Vegawatt in the same way your restaurant currently deposits your waste vegetable oil into your oil barrel or dumpster. Our units are adaptable to every procedure from tying into an automated oil change system to accommodating a 10-gallon stock pot.
Automated 4-Stage Cleaning ProcessYour used cooking oil undergoes an automated 4-stage cleaning process. This patent pending process creates a very clean fuel while using no additional energy input.
No, It's Not BiodieselWe don't make biodiesel. Biodiesel requires the use of caustic chemicals and fossil fuel products (generally methanol and lye) and produces a significant proportion of glycerol, a liquid byproduct that needs to be removed from the process.
Our Vegawatt process:
- requires no additional chemical feed stocks
- produces no liquid byproducts
- is non-flammable
- is non-toxic.
Contact Us For A Free Analysis
Contact us today for a free detailed analysis of your projected financial savings with a Vegawatt cogeneration power system.
Proudly Made In The USA
Your Benefits When You Run Your Restaurant On Vegawatt Power
- Save over $700 every month off your utility bills!
- Produce Free electricity onsite
- Produce Free hot water onsite
- Save on Waste Vegetable Oil disposal fees
- Reduce your Electricity Demand charges
- Reduce the CO2 emissions of your restaurant
- Reduce the dependence on fossil fuels
- Save the Planet
The Vegawatt power system is a fully automated equipment system located outside your restaurant's back door. It requires no intervention or maintenance by restaurant staff, no additional chemicals, and produces no liquid byproducts.And It's Easy To Use
Just open the Waste Vegetable Oil disposal door on the outside of the Vegawatt and pour in your used cooking oil. That's it. The machine takes it from there!No Mess - No Fuss!
You never again need to worry about an overflowing oil barrel, a missed pickup, or the mess associated with oil storage ever again.