Cruising towards Sustainability
VICTORIA, Canada, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Five organizations have partnered to promote a healthy, green economy by completing a sustainable fuel loop!
Starting in the spring of 2012, CVS Cruise Victoria, the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-operative, Greasecycle Inc., member lines of the North West & Canada Cruise Association and Tervita Corporation have worked together in a unique partnership with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Initiated by Tervita and CVS, these organizations began pooling their individual resources, expertise and passions to create a sustainable fuel loop within Victoria’s tourism sector.
When cruise ships dock at Ogden Point in Victoria, Tervita oversees the safe and proper removal of waste and ensures recyclable materials are directed to their best use. One of these materials, waste cooking oil from the ships’ kitchens, is then collected by Greasecycle and transported in a biodiesel fuelled truck to the Cowichan Biofuel Facility. At this facility, the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op recycles this and other collected waste cooking oils into 100% pure biodiesel (B100) for distribution as part of the BC Biofuel Network. Once the processing is complete, B100 is delivered to CVS Cruise Victoria to fuel the tour & shuttle buses that greet the ship’s passengers and move nearly 250,000 people each year.
Media Contact: Gary Gale CVS Cruise Victoria Ltd., 250-893-9503, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE CVS Cruise Victoria Ltd.