Inedible kitchen grease (IKG), once regarded as a waste product and used primarily as an additive for animal feed, has become an elixir in the booming green economy. The grease’s value as a biofuel is being increasingly recognized. IKG is now coveted, which makes it a target for theft.
CDFA has responsibility for regulating IKG transport in California and is concerned that increases in theft is costing legitimate industry millions of dollars in lost revenue every year. In an attempt to reduce these losses, the agency is now teaming with a law enforcement agency in a high-theft area to pull over vehicles transporting IKG, making sure they’re in compliance with state law. The partnership, which is in its very early stages, has already detected violators. CDFA will pursue additional partnerships in other high-theft areas.
A recent newspaper article features more information about this issue: http://capitolweekly.net/article.php?xid=zy1w5awkgid5tq