Finally no used frying oil in fuels, environmentalists disappointed

The Constitutional Council has challenged an article aimed at legalizing used frying oil as fuel.

The Constitutional Council rejected an article of the purchasing power bill which aimed to legalize the use of used frying oil as fuel, to the disappointment of environmentalists who had had the measure adopted. Julien Bayou, national secretary of EELV, told AFP on Wednesday that he contested the argument of the Constitutional Council which considered that the article in question had nothing to do with the voted text, while accepting that it was “sovereign».

For the time being, this type of use of used oils is prohibited in France because they are not part of the approved fuels, unlike certain European countries such as Germany. “I had included this article following another on aspects of energy sovereignty but the Senate moved it elsewhere and buried it asking for a report“, he reacted, promising to return to the charge”during the Finance Bill in 2023, during which the customs code can be modified».

A good idea, considered irrelevant

The president of the environmental group in the National Assembly again judged “that it was better to depend on chip shops than on oil monarchies, not to bow to Mohammed bin Salman and not depend on American shale gas“. According to the MP’s written arguments, 10 liters of properly reprocessed waste oil can provide 8 liters of fuel, and release up to 90% less greenhouse gases than conventional diesel.

For him, this initiative is promising, quoting the association “Roll my friesin Oléron, which has been developing these fuels since 2006 on a local scale, or even “local communities in the North using this system“and individuals”who collect frying oil from restaurants to save half a tank of gas» in an artisanal way.

The Constitutional Council considered on August 12 that this article did not present “no link, even indirectwith the provisions of the initial article 20 of the bill, authorizing road hauliers to index the prices of their service to energy prices.

SEE ALSO – ‘The consumer must have the information’: Foodwatch reacts to replacing sunflower oil in products

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