Environmental Footprint of Waste Motor Oil
Okay, folks, so I'm thinking of upgrading my two-tank veggie oil system by adding a centrifuge, which would allow to burn waste motor oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid.
So now I'm trying to think through the impact of this. The main reason that I wanted to get on veggie oil was to stop burning fossil fuels. If I start burning waste motor oil, does that defeat the purpose? Then again, if it's a waste product that already exists, is that pretty much just recycling?
I realize that I don't know enough about the life cycle of motor oil to think this through thoroughly. Who's got thoughts on this?