Ellen Perlman was a GOVERNING staff writer and technology columnist.E-mail: email@example.com
It has come to this: People griping that thieves are stealing leftover French fry grease from the back of San Francisco restaurants. Turns out, there's gold in that fleck-filled goop. Biofuel brewers, as the AP dubs them in a story, are making a pretty penny from the used cooking grease. It's used to power diesel engines.
One grease hauler says it's like a war zone out there. The head of San Francisco's new waste cooking oil collection program advises businesses to "lock down every trash can."
So be careful out there, grease collectors.
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