Ian Dalziel ( firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying :
Indeed. Not with somewhere around 200,000 (15% or so) UK Muslims being
"white". The rest are a mix of ethnic groups - Subcontinent, Arab, sub-
Saharan "black" and gawd knows what else.
But I think they might be able to lay a better claim on the term that
OK, I'm flummoxed again; TAAAW? Even <http://www.noslang.com/ doesn't
know that one.
Actually, chippies don't /have/ to cater for 'minorities'; it might be good
business to do so where a minority predominates, of course. I'd be
surprised if a typical chippy were to be Halal, or Kosher for that matter,
whatever the frying medium is, and certainly not vegetarian (unless there
is a seperate vegetables-only fryer).
Around here, the chippies are mostly run by a 'minority', ie 'Chinese'.
They seem to be quite happy dealing with pork, shellfish, squid, or
anything else vaguely edible - all in the same wrapper if you want. I
think some of our fried chicken and 'kebab' purveyors could be of a Moslem
persuasion, and a Hindu/Buddhist vegetarian restaurant managed to survive
for a few years. We can also get curried goat and other 'West Indian'
delights (or indeed, whole goats from some of our butchers). Strangely,
the native 'jellied eels' and 'pie and mash' are not in evidence at all.
Yeah, a lot of places use an oil/fat mix. However, if it is liquid at the
apropriate temperature for your climate there is no reason why it can't be
used as fuel. Animal fat burns just the same as veggie oil or diesel.
The trouble with used is getting the crud out. To filter it sufficiently is
very time consuming (its a very viscous product and the particulates you
need to remove are very small...).
There is a method of precipitating the particulates using a chemical or
other that I can't quite remember the name of - it literally is a case of
bung some into a drum of the stuff and syphon off the nice clear stuff from
Remember with used stuff you *will* smell like where you get it from!!!
And having just spoken to the fella... the stuff you need is sodium
methoxide - not a particularly nice chemical and you have to know what you
are doing with it in relation to the process of precipitation and the
Except that, IIRC, used cooking oil is now classed as a hazardous waste
and has to be disposed of properly (ie paperwork which can be traced)
and can't just be given away.
It would have made sense to recycle it as fuel, another opportunity
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I think you could register yourself as a 'used cooking oil re-cycler' too;
if you're only doing it for your own use and don't get paid for taking the
stuff away, there probably won't be any great problem. Using the stuff as
fuel is a perfectly acceptable way of disposing of it. You do have the
'residues' to get rid of properly of course.
As soon as the numbers look as though they add up to 'profit' I'm sure
someone will start to process used cooking fats and other organic wastes
into vehicle fuel on a commercial basis. There are probably 'pilot
projects' already under way.
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