By Blake D'Ippolito
Over the last few years, alternative fuels have become more researched and available to the public. One of these fuels are found in nearly every restaurant in the country: fry oil. Americans eat more fried food than any neighboring countries, which means that there is a surplus of used fryer oil. With this surplus, people have taken on ventures to collect these fryer oils and convert them into a usable fuel for their vehicles. These vehicles, however, need to be converted and updated in order for them to burn the fryer oil correctly.
There are many benefits to this method. Bio-fuels derived from recycled cooking oil typically burn clean, have a low carbon content and don't produce carbon monoxide. While fryer oil is more expensive at around $10 a gallon, recycling and reusing this product is a priceless alternative to conventional gasoline.