The use of biofuel as a substitute for petroleum diesel is a valuable solution to the inescapable global issues regarding energy shortage and environmental pollution.
For both economic and environmental reasons, implementing used cooking oils (UCO) for biodiesel production has gained a significant amount of consideration within the world of fuel production.
It has been determined that the price of raw materials can be held responsible for approximately 75% of the overall biodiesel production cost.
Thus, altering the ingredients of production from unprocessed raw materials to low-cost UCO helps neutralise the dominance that petroleum diesel holds in the industry.
These oils can be collected from food processors, restaurants, and even home kitchens, which helps reduce waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill or sewer pipes.
A 2017 study by the Environmental Protection Agency found that restaurants and hotels in the United States generated 3 billion gallons of UCO per year.
This amount of UCO can produce enough biodiesel to offset 10% of the current domestic diesel demand.
UCO can be successfully converted into...
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