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Cooking oil recycling trial run to begin in September, says EPA

Cooking oil recycling trial run to begin in September, says EPA

The Environmental Protection Administration will start a nationwide trial run to recycle household cooking oil waste in September, officials said yesterday.
The measure will be part of the government's effort to increase the sources of ingredients for the production of biodiesel, according to Ho Shun-chin, director of the EPA's Department of Waste Management.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced that starting July 2008, all diesel sold on the market will be a blend containing 1 percent of biodiesel to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases.
Ho noted that waste cooking oil can be recycled to produce soap and stearic acid, in addition to biodiesel.
A total of 6.66 metric tons of waste cooking oil were collected in a trial run conducted in Chiayi County between May and December 2006, accounting for 15 percent of the county's annual waste cooking oil output, Ho said.
With the nation's waste cooking oil output estimated at 70,000 metric tons to 85,000 metric tons per year, the EPA expects to collect 4,600 metric tons of waste cooking oil during the first year of the nationwide trial run, Ho said.


Updated : 2021-03-07 17:00 GMT+08:00