Filipino Inventor Turns Used Cooking Oil into Biofuel Additive

http://www.kagay-an.com/turning-used-cooking-oil-into-bio-fue-enhancer/

Used cooking oil (UCO) may be harmful to health, but ascience can turn it into an environment savior. Davao-based Emiliano Quitiol found this out back in 2003 when he started working on his own biofuel. Fourteen years later, he has perfected his product, EFQ Bioforce, in which he used UCO as a raw material. He believes this will pave the way for solving the disposal problem of UCO.

Adding 1 ml of his product  to a liter of fuel will rearrange the molecular structure of the conventional fuel into chain branching of hydrocarbons. This allows more efficient fuel combustion and may reduce air pollution.

His idea stemmed from his will to stop pollution. He hopes that his invention will eventually help restore bodies of water affected by spillage and contaminants that pollute and destroy marine life.


 

This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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