Will filling up with frying oil and diesel for less than one euro a liter soon be a reality? It is quite possible: the National Assembly last night adopted an amendment authorizing the addition of vegetable oil in a full tank of diesel, on the sidelines of the examination of the purchasing power bill.
The increase in fuel prices severely impacts the purchasing power of many people abroad, including French people. If some petrol vehicles accept or can accept ethanol (see our complete file on this subject), vehicles running on diesel are not concerned.
In contrast, used frying oil may one day be allowed as fuel. An amendment, tabled recently by MP Julien Bayou, was majority approved and will soon be considered by the Senate. ” It is better to depend on the fries stands of the North than on the oil of the oil monarchies “declared the deputy ecologist and author of the amendment.
Roll in used frying oil
It is during purchasing power law review that Julien Bayou, co-president of the EELV group in the National Assembly, tabled an amendment asking that used frying oil be used as fuel in diesel engines, the latter being the only ones capable of accepting it. The bill will soon be considered by the Senate.
For now, rolling in frying oil is illegal in France and consists of a fuel fraud customs offense, while several EU countries have already adopted this practice with HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil). In this case, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium have all already obtained the authorization within the framework of the RecOil project, supported by the European Commission.
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The financial advantage would be substantial, as indicated by the national secretary of Europe Ecologie Les Verts. According to him, 10 liters of waste oil at around €0.70 per liter can yield up to 8 liters of fuelusable mixed up to 30% in diesel engines and up to 100% subject to certain adaptations. A maneuver that would produce up to 90% less greenhouse gases compared to diesel and above all, to recycle a waste that is particularly difficult to eliminate.
” While the liter of diesel exceeds two euros at the pump, this solution allows both to immediately relieve the wallets of French men and women, to limit pollution from diesel engines and to reduce the energy dependence of the country. “, indicated the national secretary of EELV.