Grease Thieves

“Used Cooking Oil Spawns Multi-State Black-Market Criminal Enterprises” Where there are big bucks to be had …grease thieves get organized.  Even Homer tried to cash in. U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon Jr. of Northern Carolina, handed down indictments on 21people for...

3d printing resin from used frying oil

McDonalds in Toronto, Canada has contributed its used frying oil to the University of Toronto’s physical and environmental research departments.  This team of researchers have successfully converted a liter of used kitchen oil to 420 mL of liquid resin that is...

High-Grade, Low-Cost Biodiesel in Canada

Renewable Fuel from Recycled Plastics Cielo Waste Solutions is opening its first refinery in southern Alberta.  It aims to utilize cutting edge technology to reduce carbon footprint while changing the way household waste is recycled.  It will convert landfill garbage...

Biofuel Demand Rising and Leading to Thefts

Wanted: Biodiesel In 2007, the federal U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard law was expanded to mandate usage of renewable sources of used oil be blended into transportation fuel to create biofuel or biodiesel.  The purpose of this was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The...
How Vegetable Oil is Refined

How Vegetable Oil is Refined

How is Vegetable Oil Refined? To create edible vegetable oil, the best process usually includes the following steps: Degumming – This process reduces the phosphatides in crude oils such as soybean rapeseed, sunflower, etc. Neutralizing – This step is needed if the...