Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Waste Makes Biofuel

Good idea!

The Indypendent : Waste Makes Biofuel:

Brent Baker, a Brooklyn activist and ecoentrepreneur is taking on the challenge of using millions of gallons of local waste vegetable oil to make biodiesel, intercepting the material before it arrives in the landfill or clogs up local water lines. His company, Tri-State Biodiesel, plans to open up a biodiesel plant in Red Hook, that will produce approximately 300 million gallons of B20 biofuel (a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent diesel). Baker says this would be enough to run all school buses in the five boroughs, with some left over. The New York City Parks Department’s fleet of vehicles runs mostly on B20 and the Department of Sanitation is starting to incorporate the biofuel as well.

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