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UK CAER to Take Part in Gobble Grease Toss 2017

photo of boy with container of grease
Photo courtesy of Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2017)  — The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) and other community partners will once again be taking a Thanksgiving leftover and giving it new life as a renewable fuel.

Fayette County’s annual Gobble Grease Toss will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Redwood Cooperative School, which is located at 166 Crestwood Dr. in Lexington. Cooking oil will be used by UK CAER, with additional cooking oil recycled by Kelley Green Biofuel.

UK CAER’s Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Research Group utilizes the grease to support its novel biofuel research program. Kelly Green Biofuel recycles some of the cooking oil to power vehicles here in Kentucky.

The Gobble Grease Toss is free for all Fayette County residents (no businesses, please). Residents should bring the oil in a disposable container with a lid.