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Greening Effects: Biodiesel Boom Fuels Grease Thefts

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Now that gas prices are skyrocketing and biodiesel is on the rise, restaurants across the country are reporting grease thefts. Yes, today's French fry grease is being pilfered to fuel someone's car tomorrow. This AP article focuses on San Francisco restaurants, but we met someone in Hollywood who's trying to break into the resto grease racket for his biodiesel company. He said it's incredibly competitive---there are about four big companies who collect used oil from restaurants, with a smattering of "little guys"---but we haven't heard of any major thefts...yet. Homer Simpson, of course, learned all of this the hard way.
· Biodiesel boom is fueling thefts [Daily Breeze]