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Ach! My retirement grease!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by deskslave, May 29, 2008.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    The New York Times gives us another example of life imitating The Simpsons.

    Couldn't find it on their Web site yet.

  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    People convert their diesel cars and put in filtration systems so their engines can run on a mixture of fryer grease and diesel. There are tutorials all over the Internet. A few years ago, it was a relatively small number of people and restaurants were all too happy to give away their used cooking oil, because they had to pay someone to cart it away. But the number of people running on "greisel" has increased and the used cooking oil has turned into a semi-valuable commodity.
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    This has been addressed on other threads...
    This is hardly new. I even had one.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    The key part of that statement is 'semi-valuable.'
    It traded today for $33 cwt.
    If you're willing to risk being charged with a felony, there are more sensible risk-reward gambles.
    The guy in the story is obviously no Lex Luthor.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Everyone should think about this when the oil vs. alternative fuels debate pops up. Do we really want criminals stealing our precious fryer grease in the middle of the night? Tap ANWR now!
  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    How soon before restaurants investigate how to hook a pump up to their grease barrels/fryer bins and charge people to take it away in their gas tanks?
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I'm so happy with the thread title. Well done.

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