A local construction company is preparing to open a new 3 million-gallon biodiesel plant in hopes of turning Tucson’s used cooking oil into a valuable commodity for the community.
The company hopes to persuade local restaurants, which generate more than 40,000 gallons of used cooking oil per month, to make their grease benefit the area through a program called Enjoy Dining Green.
“The biggest expense with alternative fuels is shipping these fuels by rail from outside of Arizona,” said Colleen Crowninshield, manager of the clean-cities program. “If we can produce them right here in our own cities and use them here, we would cut down on a huge transportation cost.”
(READ more of the AP story in Tri-Valley Dispatch )