sorry, the web site is not up to date
I just checked yesterday, currently, the biodiesel made by the co-op
is made from NEW veg oil. The reason for that, they want to make
sure the biodiesel is not containmated in any way. (remember the
City of Berkeley disaster? their garbage truck did not run at times
due to bad biodiesel)
Currently the biodiesel is selling for $3.92 per gal ($3.50 for
volunteers which is the at cost price)
In the future, if biodiesel is made with used oil and made in large
quantities, it can cost under $2.50 per gal (even as low as $2)
my car has been converted to run on straight veg oil.. and
at times, my car runs on veg oil that were used to fry vegetables by
local vegan/vegetarian restaurants (definately no animal products)
thanks for your research Ellisa
answer from Ellisa
Thanks for getting back to me. That's unfortunate that they use new
oil; hopefully they will be able to improve the technology in
converting recycled oil so they won't have issues like they did in
Berkeley (I wasn't aware of this - so appreciate the below). One of
the fears is that farmers will grow crops for fuel instead of food
and that could set a dangerous precedence. Good to see you are using
recycled oil for the most part. If I had a car, would try to do the
-- In SFVeg@yahoogroups.com
, Ellisa Feinstein <ellisafeinstein@...>
> According to SF Biofuels' web site, the oil IS made from recycled
> "We currently have biodiesel made from recycled vegetable oil from
a plant in California."
> sunny_outdoors <sunny_outdoors@...>
wrote: No animal products, not from
rendered animals or dinosaurs
> currently the biodiesel from the SF Co op is made with new oil,
> just so happens, Board Members and key volunteers of the groups has
> vegetarian members.. Ben, Bill, Sunny etec..
> You must have a diesel car to use biodiesel
> In case anyone is wondering.
> I am unable to receive your emails during work hours.
> By the way,...I don't pay for gas, cause my car runs on used
> from restaurants.