Can Used Cooking Oil Solve Egypt’s Environmental Problems?


In Egypt, a country where fuel shortages and price hikes are common, it seems unthinkable that millions of gallons of usable fuel would literally be poured down the drain.

But this is in fact what happens over and over again, though with an unlikely resource: vegetable oil.

After millennia of cultivation, vegetable oil still reigns as the most prolific oil to hit our plates, taking up 80% of the edible oil market. Oilseed follows wheat, corn and rice as the fourth most cultivated agricultural crop globally. Vegetable oil’s annual production of 326.4 million tons is most commonly made from chemically dissolved soybean, palm or rapeseed. …

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