Today, we are immersed in an intricately complex world. Things may look simpler on the surface, yet all are interconnected, especially the environment and us. The view of the polluted environment as only a concern concept has changed drastically. In fact, it has become a crucial facet. Thanks to the looming threats of global warming happening on our planet, this existential angst gave rise to sustainable innovations. One such idea is Used Cooking Oil or UCO which acts as a raw material for biodiesel, an alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Let’s understand how.
Are you someone who uses the same cooking oil again and again? Well, stop it immediately. Because, when you fry it often its quality deteriorates and embraces carcinogenic substances, a chemical composition that has the ability to cause cancer.
Cooking oil is an indispensable ingredient used widely in Indian recipes. And, every food lover knows that tasty food comes from frying. But, have you ever thought about how these used oils are disposed of? Here, naively you may say it’s disposed of via the kitchen sink. This thought is honest and acceptable, also, a layman’s answer. Even this mis-disposal way causes clogged drains, sewage problems, and a few environmental concerns – which may not look like a big deal.