Dread the thought of eating airport cuisine? Well, if it helps, Detroit Metro Airport just took home the “Best ‘Green’ Concessions Practice or Concept” award at the 2011 Richard A. Griesbach Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest. For what, you ask? Turning cooking oil into fuel. Yum.
"The gateway primarily won the award for its initiative of powering its airport service vehicles with biofuels derived from recycled cooking oil.
With the help of its partner Bradford Airport Logistics, the airport recycles the waste cooking oil from its restaurants that would otherwise be discarded and uses it to power its airport service vehicles."
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