SeQuential-Pacific supply chain enlists prominent Seattle names

By SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel | April 25, 2013

As conversations about climate change, renewable resources and national energy politics continue, prominent companies in the Seattle metro area have decided to take action. CenturyLink Field, Pike Place Market, Safeco Field, Taco Time Corp. and the University of Washington are partnering with SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel to recycle used cooking oil into clean-burning biodiesel. Together, these organizations have created a closed-loop production cycle that benefits the environment, while also supporting the local economy.

CenturyLink Field, Pike Place Market, Safeco Field, Taco Time and UW join thousands of other Washington-based organizations in recycling their oil with SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel. In 2012, SeQuential-Pacific recycled enough oil from Washington businesses to produce 1.48 million gallons of biodiesel and offset more than 10 million pounds of carbon. These partnerships also have tangible economic benefits. Restaurants working with SeQuential-Pacific are eligible for financial rebates for their used cooking oil. In addition, biodiesel made by SeQuential-Pacific is sold to commercial and retail fuel distributors throughout the state.

“Partnering with SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel was a natural fit for Taco Time,” said Colin Ury, Vice President, Business Affairs, Taco Time Northwest. “We have a company-wide commitment to supporting local sustainability efforts, and we love that our waste oil gets recycled into a locally made eco-conscious product that can be purchased right here in our own community.”

Founded in 2005, Sequential-Pacific Biodiesel is the longest running commercial biodiesel producer in the Pacific Northwest. The company makes its product out of recycled cooking oil collected from local restaurants, businesses, hospitals and schools. Because used cooking oil is essentially a “waste” product, it is one of the most sustainable sources available for biodiesel production. Moreover, biodiesel made from used cooking oil is significantly cleaner than petroleum diesel, emitting up to 78 percent less carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses.

“Recycling that oil into locally made biodiesel not only creates a lower carbon fuel, which is good for the environment, but it also closes the economic loop, keeping consumers’ dollars in the local region,” said Gavin Carpenter, director of sales for SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel.

All of the oil recycled through these partnerships is turned into clean-burning biodiesel that is available for retail purchase throughout the Seattle metro area, and commercially through fuel distribution companies in the region. Local retailers offering SeQuential-Pacific product include Laurelhurst Oil, Snohomish Co-Op, Hans VW, Dr. Dan’s FuelWerks and Espresso Express.

“The regional aspect and reputation is what really drew us to SeQuential-Pacific as a biodiesel supplier,” said Dan Freeman, owner of Dr. Dan’s Biodiesel. “In accordance with the mission of the Sustainable Fuel Co-op, a consumer co-op started by my customers, and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance nationally, it is important to assure our product is the highest quality, lowest carbon fuel available and practical. We think it’s awesome that many of SeQuential-Pacific’s sources for their recycled oil are just a few miles from our stations. I’m happy to have a reliable, regional fuel to offer our customers.”

A complete list of partner retailers is available at

Founded in 2005 SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel is a joint-venture between SeQuential Biofuels of Oregon and Pacific Biodiesel of Maui, Hawaii. As the longest-running commercial biodiesel producer in the Pacific Northwest, SeQuential-Pacific is deeply committed to improving the environment and invigorating the local economy by providing a clean-burning, renewable fuel that is sustainably produced from regionally sourced feedstocks. SeQuential-Pacific makes its biodiesel from recycled cooking oil collected from thousands of restaurants and businesses throughout the region. Every drop of oil the company collects is turned into biodiesel that is then distributed back into the local community.

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