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New Hampshire college heats campus with used cooking oil

October 08, 2016 - 8:12 AM

KEENE, N.H. - Things are heating up at New Hampshire's Keene (KEEN) State College, which is now using 100 per cent used cooking oil to keep more than a third of its campus warm.

Officials say the college's decision to replace their polluting heating fuel oil with purified waste vegetable oil both supports a local business and improves the air quality around campus.

The college uses the new carbon-neutral fuel for heat and hot water, and intends to increase its use of the alternative fuel in the coming years.

Officials say the cost is comparable to the old oil once renewable energy incentives are factored in.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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