Since my last post on the merits of biodiesel, I’ve been able to gather more information and I wanted to pass it on to you. What continues to intrigue me about home brewing biodiesel is that it is emblematic of the type of lifestyle changes we all need to take on in the 21st century. Taking waste frier oil and converting it, at home into a cleaner burning, less toxic and more biodegradable fuel is something akin to modern day alchemy.
There’s nothing like the holidays for putting the issue of post consumer waste front and center. And this raises a question: wouldn’t it be great if we could take some of that waste and turn it into a valuable resource instead? That’s the idea behind biodiesel–to take old, worn out frier grease and transform it into an environmentally friendly fuel for our cars and trucks.
Not all greenhouse gas is going to waste, some of it is generating electricity. At the gigantic Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site, known to mot natives as DADS, Waste Management Corp. and the city of Denver are now capturing the greenhouse gas, methane – generated from decomposing rubbish — and powering four Read more of this >>