Used Cooking Oil from BWI Marshall Airport to Become Biodiesel

Airmall USA developed collection and recycling program with Greenlight Biofuels.

December 12, 2013
REW Staff

Airmall USA, an airport concessions developer headquartered in Pittsburgh, has established a partnership arrangement with Greenlight Biofuels to develop a program to recycle waste cooking oil from tenants in the concession area at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall). Under the program the two companies will collect and recycle waste cooking oil into biodiesel.

“We’re pleased to partner with Greenlight Biofuels to implement a responsible alternative for disposing of waste cooking oil from airport tenants,” says Brett Kelly, vice president of Airmall Maryland. “This recycling program is an example of how Airmall strives to adopt innovative and ecofriendly ideas and technologies that benefit the airport, the concessions program and the environment.”

“Here at Greenlight Biofuels, we're thrilled when new customers are excited about environmental responsibility and sustainability to the same degree we are,” says Jim Kingdon, president of Greenlight Biofuels. “The decision that Airmall has made at BWI Marshall, to recycle used cooking oil for the production of biofuels, is a testament to the role all industries can play in pushing America toward energy independence and a brighter future.”

“BWI Marshall is pleased to support this initiative, which will further improve our renowned recycling program,” says Paul Wiedefeld, CEO of BWI Marshall. “This innovative program will benefit the environment and our concessions.”

In additional to BWI Marshall Airport, Airmall USA operates retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.