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Climate Protection: US Government wants to supply Germany with old cooking oil

2019-04-20T10:27:36.538Z

As a basis for biodiesel, used cooking oil can make a contribution to climate protection. So far Germany has been the main source of oil from Asia. Now the US is offering help.



The US government wants to help Germany with climate protection. To this end, it offers to supply used cooking oil, which can be further processed as biodiesel mixed with the fuel. According to SPIEGEL information, the US Embassy invites you to an event on 6 May in their rooms in Berlin.

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"US cooking oil - a contribution to the achievement of Germany's transport climate goals," is the title of the event, which features high-ranking US officials and lobbyists from US biofuel associations. The Energy State Secretary from the Federal Ministry of Economics was also asked by the Americans as speakers.

The meeting is aimed primarily at ministry officials from ministries such as agriculture and the environment. The US Embassy writes that waste-based biofuels from old edible oils are already making an important contribution to greenhouse gas savings. "This contribution could be further increased by processing additional quantities of used edible oils from the US."

So far, old kitchen oil for biodiesel comes mainly from Asia. More than 210 million liters are collected there from food stalls and restaurants and shipped to Germany. The use of used cooking oil, which may be mixed with diesel at seven percent, can be credited to Germany as a climate protection contribution.

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Source: spiegel

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