Recycled growth: Industry revenue will rise alongside increased biodiesel production

The Cooking Oil Recycling industry has grown over the past five years. While historically viewed as a waste product, used cooking oil has become a valuable commodity over the past decade, particularly in the production of biodiesel. The industry is expected to continue to grow strongly over the five years to 2022 as the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard requirements persist to encourage strong biodiesel production growth, which will increase the demand for used cooking oil...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.7%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
3,555
Businesses
305

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Continued biofuel demand will support growth for cooking oil recycling operators
  • Biodiesel manufacturers have increasingly attempted to source used cooking oil from restaurants
  • Industry revenue is expected to grow strongly, but industry profit margins will decline
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Companies in the Cooking Oil Recycling industry are spread across the country. The relative concentration of industry establishments within a geographic region partially depends on population density. Large metropolitan areas produce large quantities of used cooking oil due to the simple fact that larger populations consume more food at restaurants in absolute terms. In addition, large metropolitan areas tend to have less space available for landfills, making the disposal of used cooking oil more difficult and expensive than in more rural areas. This combination of high used cooking oil generation and limited space for disposal creates demand for industry services, encouraging industry operators to start up business in cities...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cooking Oil Recycling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cooking Oil Recycling Industry are

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Market research and understanding
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of oilseeds and World price of crude oil in the Cooking Oil Recycling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cooking Oil Recycling Industry?

    Companies in this industry collect cooking oil (yellow and brown grease) from restaurants and other foodservice establishments for sale to downstream markets that process this grease into biodiesel, animal feed and other products. Industry operators also process and refine the used cooking oil they collect prior to selling it to downstream markets.

    Industry Products
  • Cooking oil collection and yellow grease processing
  • Grease trap pumping and brown grease processing
  • Industry Activities
  • Used cooking oil collection
  • Grease trap cleaning
  • Used cooking oil refining
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of oilseeds
  • World price of crude oil
  • World price of soybeans
  • Demand from truck transportation

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile commodities
  • Government support for biofuels
  • Cooking oil as biodiesel input
  • Straining profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increased acceptance of biodiesel fuel
  • Tightening regulations
  • Declining profit
  • Table: Cooking Oil Recycling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cooking Oil Recycling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Utilities
  • Animal Food Production
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
  • Cosmetic & Beauty Products Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants

  • Products & Services
  • Cooking oil collection and yellow grease processing
  • Grease trap pumping and brown grease processing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cooking Oil Recycling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Biodiesel and other organic chemical manufacturers
  • Animal feed producers
  • Soap makers and other
  • Pet food producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cooking Oil Recycling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cooking Oil Recycling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cooking Oil Recycling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Restaurant Technologies Inc., Darling Ingredients Inc., Valley Proteins Inc.,
  • Table: Restaurant Technologies Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Darling Ingredients Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Valley Proteins Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cooking Oil Recycling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cooking Oil Recycling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • US Biodiesel production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Biodiesel
  • Diesel fuel made from vegetable or (more rarely) animal fat. A type of biofuel.
  • Biofuel
  • A fuel derived from recently living organisms, including corn, sugar cane and vegetable oil. Includes biodiesel.
  • Brown Grease
  • Grease and cooking oil recovered from grease traps. Usually highly contaminated with food waste, making brown grease more difficult to recycle than yellow grease.
  • Decantation
  • A process used to separate mixtures. A centrifuge helps speed the rate at which the mixture is separated.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Epa)
  • Agency of the US government responsible for human health and environmental protection through regulations based on Congressional legislation.
  • Fog
  • An acronym for fats, oil and grease.
  • Grease Interceptor
  • Plumbing devices installed under kitchen sinks to collect cooking oil and other materials to prevent their entry into the sewer system. Grease traps generally refer to smaller grease interceptors.
  • Renewable Fuel Standard
  • EPA standards mandating minimum quantities of renewable fuel within the transport fuel sold in the United States.
  • Wvo
  • An acronym for waste vegetable oil.
  • Yellow Grease
  • Another name for used cooking oil, usually recovered from deep fryers. Yellow grease also refers to animal fats recovered from rendering plants, yet this definition does not apply to this report.
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