You know how we all planned on sticking to our leader, George W. Bush, by renaming the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility the George W. Bush Sewage Plant? Well, today Gavin Newsom "announced the receipt of a $1
million California Energy Commission (CEC) grant to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to build the City's first pilot grease-to-biodiesel production facility." And said facility? Will be at the SFPUC's Oceanside Sewage Treatment Plant. The Bush Poop place! Check it:
The facility will be sited at the SFPUC's Oceanside Sewage Treatment Plant, and is considered unique because it will attempt to create three grades of biodiesel from "brown grease", which are pan scrapings [Hey, that's flavor you're all wasting! -- SFist] and washed oil residue trapped in grease traps/interceptors under a restaurant sink. There are more than 2.5 million gallons of brown grease in the city, compared with 1.5 million gallons of "yellow grease" like fryer oil. Biodiesel from grease is easily created using the cleaner yellow grease, while brown grease is typically discarded at sewage treatment plants.
But also: oh oh. What about the name change? Will you, reader,. still vote for the ordinance, knowing that the plant will now help, like, totally SAVE THE ENTIRE WORLD? Is there a better, more shit-tinged SF locale that we can instead rechristen "The George W. Bush _____" now?
To read the entire press release on the new grease-to-biodiesel facility, follow the jump.