Alaska Fish Oil Biodiesel Development Project

Location: Alaska

Alaska has very limited viable sources of biodiesel due to very limited waste cooking oil, nonexistent agricultural oil crops, and high import transportation costs for biodiesel produced elsewhere. This project will design, construct and demonstrate the economic viability of a self-contained “portable” fish waste processing facility to extract fish oil suitable for use as boiler fuel, supplementary engine fuel and as feedstock for the production of biodiesel. It will also continue and complete an ongoing effort to adapt commercial biodiesel production technology, develop storage and handling logistics, and demonstrate use of biodiesel produced from Alaska-origin fish oil in rural coastal communities heavily dependent on commercial fisheries.