FAST FOOD GREASE THEFTS INCREASE IN USA IN BIOFUEL BLACK MARKET

BY MONICA DOBIE There has been a spate of grease thefts in the US where bandits steal fast food fryer grease, filter it and then sell it on as a biofuel. In 2000, yellow grease was trading for 7.6 cents per pound. On Thursday, its price was about 33 cents a pound, or almost $2.50 a gallon. Fryer oil from a restaurant that does a high volume of frying one kind of food - for example, a fried-chicken chain - is at a premium because of its relative purity. Large-scale producers of grease, mostly big chains, own their old oil and in recent months have even made a ...


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