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Used Fry Oil Provides Electricity in Austria

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October 4, 2011
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Summary:
In Austria's state of Tyrol, electrical currents and heat are being produced from old cooking fat. After frying, restaurants and private households collect the used oil for a regional combined heating and power station.


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