06/29/2011 05:33 pm ET Updated Aug 29, 2011

Taste Of Chicago Used Oil To Be Converted Into Biofuel

Those hot, bubbling vats of oil used to fry the egg rolls, French fries and crab Rangoon at the Taste of Chicago will be given new life under a green initiative launched by the Chicago Park District.

The cooking grease from the Taste will be recycled in to biodiesel fuel that will be used in dozens of park district vehicles, from lawnmowers to trucks that groom the beaches along the lakefront, park district officials said on Wednesday.

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