Used cooking oil from kitchens can help protect the climate through biofuel programs like Filta’s. Every gallon of waste vegetable oil converted into biodiesel displaces a gallon of petroleum diesel, which equals to 17.3 lbs net reduction of carbon emissions.
Biodiesel displaces imported petroleum, as a renewable alternative fuel. Biodiesel itself is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-volatile, making it safer to handle and store. It contains little sulfur that causes acid rain and adds desertification, and no aromatics that mutate cells and cause cancer (except maybe the smell of French fries!).
From what was once a great liability as “pollutant of concern,” FOG (fats, oil and grease) is now evolving into a renewable energy source, supplying alternative, clean-burning fuels, helping combat climate change.