Advantages of Bio-Diesel Touted in UK

Bio-diesel gaining popularity in United Kindgom.

Published: 05-Mar-2002

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Manchester window cleaner Martin Steele saw something eight years ago that changed his life. Scrubbing the panes of high-rise apartments, he noticed cans of used frying oil piled in a restaurant yard.

The sight left Steele wondering if anything useful could be done with grease destined for landfills. It was his first step into the weird and wonderful world of biodiesel -- fuel produced from vegetable and animal oils or recycled grease.

Today, 42-year-old Steele is one of Britain's growing brigade of biodiesel fans. His red Volvo, a familiar sight in Manchester, runs on fuel brewed in his garden from oil he obtains from local kebab and fish-and-chip shops.



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