Thursday, May 27, 2010
May 27, 2010: Grease the Biodiesel vs. Grease the Movie: Small Producer Makes It Work
At a time when the US biodiesel industry has been in turmoil – faulted for where it sources raw materials or feedstock and hammered by the economy – a small producer in Seattle has plans to expand. What’s their secret? Grease. General Biodiesel takes used cooking oil collected from local restaurants and converts it to biodiesel. The company may not be able to displace all the country’s fossil fuel usage, but they’re carving out a niche market with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.