by Christine Kim
Thursday, July 15, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A dozen local garbage trucks are now running on used cooking oil. Originally, only two of Alaska Waste's trucks ran on 100 percent biodiesel.
Alaska Waste opened up the state's first commercial-sized biodiesel plant last month. It's designed to produce 250,000 gallons of biodiesel fuel each year after processing used cooking oil from local businesses.
According to the company's renewable resources manager, more trucks will start using biodiesel throughout the next few weeks, and some will start operating in the Mat-Su Valley.