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BRING GREASE TO EVENTS!
The Busycle will be hauled between cities by a grease/biodiesel
Here are some tips from http://www.greasecar.com/ that explain how to get the best recycled vegetable oil from restaurants. And please, only bring VEGETABLE oil in sealed containers – ask at the restaurant to make sure that you only get vegetable oil. Because the oil would otherwise be thrown away, restaurants are generally eager to share their recycled oil from their fryers with you if you explain that it will be used to power a vehicle.
Grease Collection Tips (from www.greasecar.com)
Q What should I avoid when securing an oil source?
A Avoid sources that rinse their fryers with water. While water will settle out of oil, a source containing water will require more attention and create contamination risks. It is also wise to avoid unsecured out door containers as they are more likely to contain water and bacteria contamination.
Q What type of restaurants tend to have the best oil?
A Asian food restaurants and bar & Grilles tend to use pure canola or soy oil which has a lower gell point and will be easier to collect and filter. As a basic rule of thumb, higher quality restaurants will use higher quality oil, most fast food restaurants use hydrogenated oil.
Q Will oil go bad?
A Vegetable oil is a compostable material and will go rancid if
Filtering and storing your oil in a sealed container in a cool place