Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Recycling cooking oil into biodiesel
INSTEAD of pouring fryer oil down the sink like she used to, Sheila Varghese now dutifully tips the stale fats into an old water bottle. And once that is full, she heads to the central rubbish disposal shed at her condo in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, and empties it into a huge drum. This has become a common practice among the residents of Armanee Terrace. The grease collection drive is a green move among the condo residents and management to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel.
“If we don’t do this, all the oil ends up in pipes and grease traps,” says Varghese. “Not all the oil is removed, so the grease still goes into the sewerage system. This makes water treatment to remove the oil more difficult. So the oil eventually ends up in our water supply and comes back to us. If all of us prevent oil from entering drains and rivers, then we’ll be helping ourselves and reducing the maintenance cost of our condos’ grease traps.”
Read more ... http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2011/3/1/lifefocus/8126955&sec=lifefocus
Perhaps we could also have a grease collection drive in SS20 .....