No, it is not imported from Cybertron, but instead their transformer oil is going to be re-refined by the company Hydrodec into a Superfine oil, which Hydrodec says will be the world’s first commercially recycled transformer oil. In the past, Con Ed says its used oil is typically burned as a fuel.
“By supplying our oil to be safely re-refined by Hydrodec, our environmental stewardship is maximized, conserving a valuable petroleum resource and providing a sustainable, high quality transformer oil to the electric industry,” says David P. Roche, a senior scientist in Con Ed’s environmental health and safety group
Hydrodec says not only will recycling used transformer oi significantly reduces the emission of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PCB-like chemicals and Dioxin into the atmosphere, but each ton of transformer oil refined through the Hydrodec system represents a direct reduction in CO2 emissions.
Starting January 1, 2009 and for a period of 3 years, Hydrodec is to receive a minimum of 450,000 gallons per annum (approximately 1.7 million litres) of used transformer oil from Con Ed, which will be re-refined and converted into SUPERfine at Hydrodec’s Canton, Ohio plant.