Recycling Planet Green: Recycle That Turkey Fryer Oil into Biofuel

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A year ago when Planet Green was in beta, we did a big push on Thanksgiving. We recyle a few of them here. Collin Dunn writes:

Usually derived from vegetable oils-soy is very popular these days, but animal fats can also be used-biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification which essentially splits the oil into two parts: alkyl esters and glycerine; the esters are the fuel, while the leftover glycerine is often used to make soap and other beauty products. Both virgin and waste oil (often collected from restaurants) can be used in this process with equally good results. More on Planet Green

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