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UK: Crisps, pies and junk food used as new vehicle fuel
Source : telegraph.co.uk
It's one way to consume junk food without it being bad for you. One of Britain's biggest petrol suppliers is now melting down crisps, pies and pasties to make motor fuel at its £50m biofuel plant in Lincolnshire. Greenergy, which supplies a fifth of the UK's petrol and diesel, said it has started making motor fuels from food waste, after initially feeding its plant with pure cooking oil. The company only uses food that can't be sold, because the products are mis-shapen, past their sell by date or overcooked. The best ingredients are pies, pasties and crisps for their high fat content but other foodstuffs range from taramasalata to oil from fried fish containing breadcrumbs.
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9 May 2011 |
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