WASTE OIL NET (WON) is part of the Belgian joint stock company Electrawinds NV. Electrawinds NV produces green energy via wind turbines, biomass power plants and solar farms. The various forms of technology are developed, built, and exploited by Electrawinds itself.
Electrawinds Bulgaria recently obtained ‘Investor Class A’ certificate, 21/10/07.2009, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria. It has a number of completed projects in the field of waste and biomass:
2 electrical power plants working on animal biomass, I and II category – Mouscron, Belgium (17.6 MW) and Ostende, Belgium (16.6 MW)
a power station for the combustion of solid consumer waste generating electric and heat energy – Ostende, Belgium (18 MW)
The new project which have started in Bulgaria is:
COLLECTION OF USED COOKING OIL (UCO)
with the aim of producing electrical energy.
According to the Bulgarian Legislation (the Environmental Protection Act and the Waste Management Act) and in compliance with the European Union Legislation, USED COOKING OIL is waste harmful for the environment. Its proper treatment is its owner’s responsibility.
Waste management shall be implemented for the purpose of prevention, mitigation or limitation of the harmful impact of waste on human health and on the environment
...(art. 57 of Environmental Protection Act).).
The persons wherein the activities involve generation and/or treatment of waste shall be obliged to ensure the recycling and safe disposal of the said waste in a manner that does not present a hazard to human health
...(art. 58 of the Environmental Protection Act).
It is important to know that since 2010 all producers of food products should guarantee to the supervision bodies that they treat the used cooking oils and fats according to law.
WON can guarantee that after collecting the used cooking oil of the respective food producer – factory, workshop, hotel, restaurant, etc – it will not harm, directly or indirectly, the environment or human health.
This UCO will not be used to feed animals, will not be disposed of at sewage drains or into the soil, will not be used for fuel without preliminary processing, will not be used for the illegal production and sale of biodiesel, etc.