It was bound to happen

Via Todd Mayville
on May 22, 2008
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Those fries you ordered are far more valuable than you think… or at least their grease is. Restaurants and police across the country are reporting thefts of grease intended for conversion into biodiesel, and the suspected grease pirates are people who take it for home biodiesel brewing. Biodiesel has gone mainstream, and its value has increased as the cost of conventional diesel fuel has also increased, with places reporting a rise in price from 30 cents a gallon to $1.25 a gallon for waste oil (still a huge bargain compared to conventional fuel, diesel or not). Turns out those little golden spuds might be worth their weight in gold.

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About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


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