WATCHING THE WORLD: Tempura oil yielding fuel

08/07/2006
Tempura is popular these days, and if certain Japanese industrialists have their way, it could even upstage oil as the source of energy for cars.In fact, a Japanese research team plans to create environmental awareness through the Paris-Dakar rally by entering a car that runs on biodiesel made from the cooking oil used to fry tempura.Sound crazy? Consider Japan’s Tenya chain of restaurants that specialize in tendon-bowls of rice topped with pieces of tempura. Cooking oil used at the Tenya chain is finding new life as biodiesel fuel.Well-oiledLast year, 70 million tonnes of waste oil was collected from the 120 Tenya outlets by Revo International, a Kyoto environmental start-up.Every ...
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