200px-diesel_prices.jpgHow would you like your gas for free. Well nothing is free but this
is as close as you can get to it. Vegetable oil that’s been used and
left out back for the trash can be reused as fuel for a diesel engine.
This is true. You could be driving a grease car.
You should save $100 a month depending on how much you drive. I know it
sounds to good to be true but it is being used in all fifty states and
all over the world. There’s six billion gallons of waste vegetable oil
( WVO ) tossed out behind restaurants every year. Think of the trips
you could take if yo didn’t have the huge expense of fuel. Would you
like to help the environment? Well this can be an answer. WVO can lower
greenhouse emissions by 100% greatly reducing air pollution and it is
carbon neutral. When you burn vegetable oil, the gas contains carbon
dioxide, but it’s the same carbon dioxide…that was absorbed by the
plant while it was growing.

These are little changes that make things better for people—not just
the impact the car will have, but the impact on people who see the car.
Whether we drive or not, maybe we can all help to make those changes.
Greasers, as driver- evangelists are sometimes called, collect and
filter used cooking oil
from restaurants, and add it to the newly installed 15-gallon grease
tank. Most greasers have no problem arranging for the free oil, as
restaurants normally pay a rendering company to remove the waste.

The Greasecar conversion works by working in tandem with the
original diesel tank; after starting the engine with diesel, heat
exchangers warm the veggie oil to a low simmer,
allowing it to start fueling the engine. At that point, the diesel
supply is shut off, and the car is running on grease. In the beginning,
it was environmentalists and hippies, but now we’re seeing a different
kind of clientele.

Greasecar’s biggest opportunity for growth is probably in commercial
sales. Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company, converted a delivery truck
to run on vegetable oil collected from their own cafeteria, garnering
savings as well as local green bennies. Fred Carter, a Grease car
technical service rep – and proud Greaser himself – says the company is
selling 40 to 60 of the kits every month, and is steadily increasing
sales, thanks to the dual effect of gas prices and to a lesser extent,
the Iraq war. Grease mileage average the same as when the vehicle ran
of pure diesel.

Frederick Carter

Semi retired at 50 yrs old. I’m fascinated with new sources of
energy and am always working on new projects. The grease car is one
dear to my heart. My school bus conversion is on track.


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