Allied Waste trucks convert to biodiesel fuel
Original post made on Sep 23, 2007
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on Sep 23, 2007 at 9:21 pm
Where is Allied Waste getting its bio-fuel and how is it guaranteeing that it is not from plantations that are being hacked out of rain forests destroying pristine wilderness areas? The worldwide eco-devastation just so Californians' can use more fuel ... What is the bio-fuel lifecycle and who is responsible for testing it from her on ?
on Sep 24, 2007 at 3:26 pm
Annelise, The article says the bio-fuel is cooking oil. Not sure where Allied Waste is getting it, but I'm confused by your concern that it might be from plantations hacked out of rain forests. Could you clarify?
on Sep 25, 2007 at 12:10 am
Allied Waste is getting their biofuel from www.bioeasi.com and their website states that it is "made from locally grown crops and recycled cooking oil collected by local renderers". Well and good. Terrific in fact.
But who is checking? and what will happen in the future if they have more orders than they can fulfill and have to source it somewhere? Where will they turn? Right now Palm Oil is a very popular biofuel, and the Indonesian rainforests are being destroyed and planted for this explosion in worldwide biofuel demand to solve the problem air pollution by the Transport industry.
Let me quote scientifically sound Environmental groups: "Biofuel producers must meet minimum greenhouse gas and sustainability standards, with environmental audits of the whole life-cycle of the fuels, from growing the crop to transporting it to the pump."
That said, if you are connected with any restaurant or cafeteria anywhere, make sure the waste oil is going to a company like Bioeasi to be processed and resold, and not just dumped into the Bay or into a landfill.
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