Compiled by Linda Platts
If you like the scent of cooking turkey, you would probably like living in Plano, Texas. Although not widely appreciated, or even heard of in other parts of the country, many folks in the South like their turkeys deep-fried, usually done in a 40-quart deep fryer ï¬lled with peanut oil. Now, that much leftover oil could leave local garbage trucks in a sticky situation, but Plano city oï¬ƒcials developed a plan.
A growing number of the city’s 700 vehicles cruise the streets on biofuel, according to the Houston Chronicle. So, when residents ï¬nally push back from the table, they call for a pickup and all that turkey fryer fat is carted oï¬€ to Biodiesel Industries. Eventually, it ends up powering the city’s ï¬‚eet while avoiding carbon emissions and unstable high fuel prices. It’s enough to make residents want to celebrate with a turkey dinner and all the ï¬xings.