Wow. I think I will only buy Keetle brand chips from now on! It’s nice to know that there are companies out there like this. Not only are they involved with biodiesel and producing it with their own waste, they rely on solar energy and wind power, co-exist with the environment and giveback to the community.
At Kettle Foods, we consciously use the healthiest sunflower and safflower oils, which is why we think it’s fitting that we run a growing fleet of company vehicles on distilled vegetable oil, known as biodiesel. In fact, 100% of the waste vegetable oil from our production process is converted into biodiesel. This rich nectar that we like to call “Flower Power®” is a natural alternative to petroleum diesel fuel. Its use benefits all of us by saving as much as 8 tons in CO2 emissions every year.
Q: How many Kettle™ brand chips does it take to run a car?
A: On average, for every 7,600 bags of Kettle™ brand potato chips we produce, we create one gallon of waste vegetable oil. This waste vegetable oil is stored in a tank and, when enough accumulates, it is picked up and taken to a biodiesel production facility. That facility can make one gallon of 100% biodiesel for every gallon of waste oil we give them. 100% biodiesel can be used in any diesel engine, like in our fleet of bio-beetles!