Colleges turn french fry oil into fuel

Colleges turn french fry oil into fuel

There are 12 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 22, 2009, titled Colleges turn french fry oil into fuel. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Forgive the students at Sinclair Community College if they get the munchies when they pass the tractors that cut grass, blow leaves or sweep snow on campus: Oil that once cooked french fries and onion rings is ...

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Tel Aviv, Israel

#1 Jan 24, 2009
you have to see this one:

Nassau, Bahamas

#3 Jan 24, 2009
Nice work! We've been using waste cooking oil to make biodiesel for years, and it works great!


#5 Jan 25, 2009
It is funny, that here in Europe, where the petrol and diesel prices had been high for ages, we do biodiesel long time. Bingo America, you have just realized, that you can start saving a litle bit? Well find out that there has been many inventions, which even make energy out of watter, which can be put to a special car engine. Well these inventions are being brought down constantly, since they would kill other, more important big buck guys.

Lincoln Park, NJ

#6 Jan 26, 2009
This has been done before. My god. Is this the "best" our students can do? No wonder the U.S. is becoming a 3rd world country.

United States

#8 Jan 26, 2009
It would be nice if they would mention Stony Brook's efforts.
Ivory Dove

Del Rio, TX

#9 Jan 26, 2009
Now if we can just find a way to keep
the big oil companies from buying them
out and shelving this idea...

Since: Dec 07

Portage, IN

#13 Mar 2, 2009
Ivory Dove wrote:
Now if we can just find a way to keep
the big oil companies from buying them
out and shelving this idea...
History shows that the greedy oil companies will do most anything to destroy an industry which may hurt their bottom lines!
During the 40 & 5o's, oil companies, in cahoots with the THEN Big 3 US Auto Co's QUIETLY bought up LA's privately-owned bus & trolley companies using shell companies they created, then put them out of business, in order to force SoCal residents to buy their cars & gasoline! Seems like poetic justice NOW that all 3 of the now greatly diminished auto companies are on the verge of bankruptcy!

Norwich, UK

#15 Jun 17, 2009
callm is gay
louie judd

Gainesville, FL

#17 Jun 17, 2009
Funny wrote:
you have to see this one: =MqvyWqhj44oXX
Willie Nelson runs his tour bus on KFC used oil
The Old Cold Warrior

South Charleston, OH

#18 Jun 17, 2009
Next we shall hear that young coeds can make money in beds!
Kathleen Hanna

East Hartford, CT

#19 Jul 27, 2013
The Old Cold Warrior wrote:
Next we shall hear that young coeds can make money in beds!
Just like your mom did before she had you.
Fireman Fred

Fairborn, OH

#20 Jul 28, 2013
I bet Leon wonders if urine can power cars?

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