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MIT helps Brazilian waste pickers to use leftover cooking oil as vehicle fuel

By Damir Beciri
One Comment25 February 2011

mit-green-greaseThere are estimated half-million garbage pickers in Brazil, known as catadores, who turn waste into profit by sorting out recyclable items and selling their findings to recycling companies. With help from some MIT students, the catadores have a less-expensive and environmentally friendly option to transport those goods by using recycled cooking oil for their fuel…. »