Monday, June 2, 2008

Used cooking oil is "hot"

The left over oil from fast food fryers is a new hot item among thieves, according to a New York Times report.

processed fryer oil, which is called yellow grease, is actually not trash. The grease is traded on the booming commodities market. Its value has increased in recent months to historic highs, driven by the even higher prices of gas and ethanol, making it an ever more popular form of biodiesel to fuel cars and trucks.
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Biodiesel is derived by processing vegetable oil or animal fat with alcohol. It is increasingly available around the country, but it is expensive. With the right kind of conversion kit (easily found on the Internet) anyone can turn discarded cooking oil into a usable engine fuel that can burn on its own, or as a cheap additive to regular diesel.

Inserted from <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/30/us/30grease.html?th=&emc=th&pagewanted=print>

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