side busWith all the verbal abuse done at the gas pumps and knowing that the world is dependent on fossil fuel the grease car is something to pay attention to. Now we cant replace fossil fuel over nite but it has to start some where. So lets go over a few things. There are plenty of sources for fuel that are not fossil related. We will look at waste vegetable oil (WVO) and straight vegetable oil (SVO)

Biodiesel is made from vegetable oil, animal fat or both. SVO is the preferred one but WVO will be the least expensive to run. Now the common household will not have enough waste product from everyday consumption to feed the grease car, so you will be out sourcing a bit. The neighborhood foodery will be the most likely place to get some waste vegetable oil (WVO). This will have to be de-watered, de-acidfied, and filtered before being used.

The average household uses 600 gallons of gas a year. You will pay about 1/4 of the price for fuel making it yourself. Now that we are feeling good about helping the environment and saving money on fuel lets see what this is going to entail. There will be some equipment needed to process the waste oil.

Believe it or not, the original diesel engines were designed to run on peanut oil. Today the diesel engines are designed for petro usage. Vegetable oil will burn in a diesel engine but only if its viscosity (how thick a liquid is) can be brought down to a level similar to petro-diesel. To do this you can mix it with another fuel such as kerosene or petro-diesel, but you can also do it by heating it to about 160 °F. The heating option can allow you to run on pure vegetable oil or waste vegetable oil. I’m still looking for the right system to retrofit my vehicle with. Theres a few different systems out there so I have a bit of research to do.

This grease car is going to run on the WVO system that will have to be heated before burning. The system will cost a little more in the beginning but will be very cheap to run in the long run.

Frederick Carter

Grease Car is the Word

Discover Tho Secrets of The Most Sought After Alternative Fuels & The Future of Energy”

Advertisements