Why Not Collect that Fat for Transportation?
Neste is spreading the word that the waste fat from roasting a single turkey or baking just one ham “converts to roughly two miles driven in a private car.”
Noting that Americans consume more than 46 million turkeys every Thanksgiving, the firm said today that it’s asking families in Finland to collect their Christmas cooking leftovers for fuel production.
“If driving a waste fat powered car has already been made possible by a company in a small country like Finland, just think of the possibilities it holds in America: 200,000 tanks filled with excess waste that would otherwise get tossed away after just one Thanksgiving celebration,” Neste senior communications VP Osmo Kammonen said today.
‘The Best Way to Show Gratitude to the Environment on Thanksgiving’
“If that’s not the best way to show gratitude to the environment on Thanksgiving, nothing is. Maybe next year, America?”
Fact is, it’s already happening.
Renewable diesel from Neste has already allowed San Francisco and neighboring cities to eliminate petroleum diesel (F&F, July 22, 2015). Oakland alone has used about 250,000 gallons of renewable diesel to date “with no issues,” says fleet director Richard Battersby.
“This diesel replacement fuel is remarkably unremarkable,” he told F&F. “It really seems too good to be true, but it is.”
The fuel is supplied under the NexGen brand by Golden Gate Petroleum (F&F, December 11, 2015).
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Source: Neste with Fleets & Fuels follow-up