Transesterification converts A (methyl alcohol) and B (vegetable oil) into C (glycerin) and D (biodiesel) (Image: B. Dodson)
The BioBot 20 tabletop diesel processor converts waste vegetable oil into biodiesel
UK-based Biobot has introduced a simple chemical reactor for converting used kitchen oils into biodiesel fuel at home (Photo: Shutterstock)
One difficult aspect of a greener lifestyle involves disposal of used cooking fats. Most people either pour it down the drain, where it can lurk for years while conspiring to clog your pipes, or pour it in the yard, where it attracts pests of various sorts looking for a free meal. Recycling is obviously a better option, and to this end the BioBot 20 tabletop diesel processor – a (relatively) simple chemical reactor for converting used kitchen oils into biodiesel fuel at home – has been introduced by UK-based company Biobot.
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