The French Are Using Duck Fat for Biodiesel
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The story goes on to note that the biodiesel is actually made from a mix of everything, along with fryer oil and fat from calves and pigs. But it's ducks they're up to their necks in. The article estimates that a planned plant from a cooperative of farmers will generate 360 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year by processing 9,000 to 10,000 cubic metres of waste (which includes the fat from the water fowl). I suppose there's only so much cassoulets and confits they can stand to eat.
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