Fast food restaurants could be paying us to pick up their used vegetable oil!
I wish I had known that before I bought the Lexus. I am on the market for a used Diesel Mercedes now, though. So let me know if you hear anything about one. I’ve been looking every now and then, but since I already have a car, I haven’t been too diligent about it.
Like everyone else, though, I think this whole biodiesel deal sounds like it’s a little unpolished at this point – it seems to be quite an extensive filteration process, and just a little too good to be true…
Here’s a video about BioWillie.
Apparently, according to this CNN video, Willie Nelson is promoting biodiesel to help American farmers, and Bush is offering tax cuts for trying it out. If you want to see more videos, biodiesel.org has an extensive selection. They also provide a map of retail fueling sites if you’d rather buy biodiesel than make it yourself.
Here’s a picture of the tank that goes in your trunk. According to the marketers, you can have this tank in your trunk and keep your regular diesel gas tank. Then you’re supposed to be able to switch back and forth from veggie fuel to diesel. This is important because the veggie fuel has to warm up before it goes to your engine, making it a more practical powersource for those of us who live in the South. God knows it never gets too cold in Louisiana!!! Anyway, you can go to the site to read all about it: http://www.greasecar.com, or even buy a complete kit for less than $900. Anyone want to buy a Lexus?
Alternative Fuels Data Center and Clean Energy Basics-About bioenergy are both links to the US Department of Energy’s website. The data on these pages, unlike that of the marketers, is unbiased and straight-forward.
Daryl Hannah loves her pink el Camino so much that she had a diesel engine put in it, just so she could run it off veggie fuel. Here’s a Seattle article all about it, that’s also pretty detailed about describing biodiesel.