Saturday, January 21, 2006
Massachusetts diner heats with fry grease.
Here's a great recycling story: The owner of a Watertown, Mass., diner has cut the restaurant's heating costs dramatically — and not simply because we've been enjoying a warm spell this week. The Boston Globe reports:
The owner of Deluxe Town Diner found a way to slash his fuel bill for heating and hot water to $0 during some weeks this winter: a new system that runs on the 30 or 40 gallons of vegetable oil he uses every week for cooking fries, plus oil he collects from a nearby pizzeria and a pair of Chinese restaurants.
That's cool. ("From tasty to toasty: Used cooking oil heats a diner," Peter J. Howe, Boston Globe 1.21.06, reg req'd)
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 21 January 2006 at 8:08 PM