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firefox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:15 PM
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School buses to use oil from cafeteria
Edited on Sun Oct-09-05 09:22 PM by firefox
The 10 o'clock news reported that the school buses in Gaston County, North Carolina will use vegetable oil from the cafeterias in their school buses. The report stated it is the first county in NC to do this. This could really explode as a practice as the budget for school buses was set for the school year before the new reality set in.

What I would like to know is where all the used oil in restaurants goes now? It seems like there would be a business that went around and collected it when it saves $3 a gallon.

A related question has to ask if it is legal to add vegetable oil from the shelf to your diesel car considering its effect on gas taxes and all. It is illegal in the UK and they do arrest people for using vegetable oil because it cuts them out of the huge taxes that make fuel twice as expensive there as here.
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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:18 PM
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1. One you start making it a business with the specific purpose of running
it in a car, then you start getting state and federal gas taxes :-)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:20 PM
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2. If anyone thinks this will take off, and I hope it does,
now would be the exact time to get in on the ground floor and start a business. This is really new and will be growing.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:20 PM
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3. It is a business
Some people do exactly that.
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:21 PM
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4. These guys beat you to the fryolators...

http://biodiesel.org /

There is, in fact, a healthy trade in used food oil. The restaurants like it because sometimes they have to pay a disposal fee to get rid of it.


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