During the vote on the bill on purchasing power last July and its adoption, the National Assembly also validated an amendment tabled by the ecologist deputy and national secretary of EELV, Julien Bayou, which authorized the incorporation vegetable oil in diesel. An amendment which, in other words, legalized the use of used frying oil as fuel.
Finally, the victory was short-lived for Julien Bayou, the Constitutional Council having since decided to challenge the article concerning this legalization of the use of used frying oil as fuel, a practice already legal in Germany. “The sages”, as they are often referred to in the media, quite simply considered that the article of the purchasing power bill had nothing to do with the voted text.
For the elected ecologist, a fervent supporter of this legalization of used frying oil as fuel, it is always better: “to depend on chip stalls than on oil monarchies, not to bow to Mohammed ben Salman and not to depend American shale gas. “A lost battle, but a war that continues, Bayou having already affirmed its intention to return to the charge on the occasion of the finance bill in 2023.
In the meantime, in France, even if the practice is widespread, rolling in frying oil remains illegal.