Stop Global Warming: Run your car on waste vegetable oilA recipe for low-emission motoring?Some diesel engines will run on...
"If its such a good idea why arent we all doing it?"Theres simply not enough cooking oil in the UK to take over from diese...
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ͻ Different Alternative Fuels    ͻ Straight Vegetable vs. Biodiesel    ͻ Straight Vegetable Oil Facts and Fiction    ͻ Die...
wastewater into fuel.    Tickell and a surprising array of environmentalists, policy makers, and entertainment notables ta...
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  1. 1. Stop Global Warming: Run your car on waste vegetable oilA recipe for low-emission motoring?Some diesel engines will run on waste cooking oil if its brewed into biodiesel or blended with old fashionedfossil diesel. If you convert your engine you can even use it neat. However you cut it, recycled oil will slashemissions from driving and can make a tasty saving against soaring pump prices.Running your car on the same oil that fries your fish is a major CO2 saver and could be cheap as chips too(especially if its free from the local greasy spoon). Cars running on cooking oil - used or otherwise - get similarfuel economy to diesels and 20-30% better than ordinary petrol.In practice there isnt nearly enough of the stuff to fuel Britains six million diesel cars, but if you have a pre-2000 low-pressure diesel engine, waste oil could be a golden opportunity for you and the climate - unlike themajority of primary biofuels. In fact, the governments Better Regulation Commission is satisfied that wastecooking oil "makes economic and environmental sense."And fiddling around with your engine isnt a must. An expanding network of filling stations sell biodieselbrewed from recycled oil which can be added to some unconverted engines. So can our waste veggie oil help usto stop cooking the climate?How will it make a difference?The average diesel car produces nearly three tonnes of CO2 a year. Switch to waste biodiesel (processed wasteveggie oil) and you can expect to cut your driving emissions by about 85% , according to the Department forTransport. Convert your engine to run on pure waste cooking oil alone and your emissions will be dangerouslyclose to zero. Of course, waste veggie oil produces CO2 but no more than the CO2 that the plant originally tookout of the air through photosynthesis. Read the full report (Carbon and Sustainability Reporting Within theRenewable Transport Fuel Obligation, 2008).A knock-on effect is that the oil you use would otherwise have gone down the drain or into landfill - where itleaks methane, a greenhouse gas. Over half of the 100,000 sewer blockages cleared each year by Thames Waterresult from fat - much of it poured down sinks. (For other ways to dispose of cooking oil, see How do I do it?)In order to make the biggest carbon savings you need to convert your engine to run on pure, unprocessed veggieoil, which costs money up front (typically £500-£1,000). Nevertheless, the savings can offset the conversioncosts in a few months. After that, youre in profit on the deal.Whats the debate?"Is waste veggie oil carbon neutral?"Waste vegetable oil has already been used once, so boffins give it a size-zero carbon footprint. In fact, Swissresearch published in 2007 found that the only transport biofuel that consistently performs better than petrol inenvironmental terms is waste cooking oil. That said, waste veggie oil still emits CO2 when it is combusted inyour engine - but only as much as it absorbed while it was growing in a field. In addition, a burgeoning demandfor waste vegetable oil could potentially spur further growth in the biofuel industry down the line. Its alreadyfueling cooking oil wars amongst biodiesel makers in London, according to the Telegraph. Read our article onthe perils of primary biofuels.
  2. 2. "If its such a good idea why arent we all doing it?"Theres simply not enough cooking oil in the UK to take over from diesel entirely according to the governmentsBetter Regulation Commission. Current waste oil supplies could only feasibly power around one-350th of theUKs cars. In fact, the Energy Systems Research Unit estimates that the UK can only produce enough biodieselfrom waste veggie oil to displace less than 0.6% of conventional diesel."Is running a car on pure vegetable oil legal? Doesnt the government levy tax on fuel?"Its all perfectly above board, and theres no tax to pay unless you use more than 2,500 litres a year (enough totake you about 20,000 miles). Hang on to your receipts in case youre ever asked to prove you havent exceededthe limit.Beyond that point youll need to establish the amount of duty payable per litre, a complex business dependenton whether its chemical consistency qualifies it for a biofuel reduction (call the HM Revenue and CustomsNational Advice Service on 0845 010 9000 for details). You may be able to source your oil from a collectivethat will do these calculations for you.Whats stopping me?"I have a petrol car, not a diesel one."Fair enough - only diesel cars can use vegetable oil. The alternative biofuel is ethanol based E85, but its notnearly as eco-friendly. Yet."My local dealership says I can kiss my warranty goodbye."Its very unlikely a manufacturers warranty will be valid once youve converted a new car to veggie oil. Andthere are some other things to bear in mind too: y Its not advisable to put pure vegetable oil in modern high-pressure diesels as it may wreck the engine and land you with a repair bill running into several thousand pounds y You need to replace the fuel filter more often, but the new filter only costs around £10"I dont want to convert my car to run on pure veggie oil. Is there an alternative?"Yes. If the waste vegetable oil has been processed into biodiesel, then you can probably run your diesel car on itwithout conversion. (Generally speaking, cars built from 1994 onwards are probably ok - but its worthchecking with your car manufacturer). You can get waste vegetable biodiesel at some small biodiesel fillingstations - or make it yourself from waste cooking oil.How do I do it?If you have a diesel car, you may be able to run your car on pure waste vegetable oil: y Check with your car manufacturer whether your car can run on pure veggie oil - or is suitable for conversion to vegetable power y Inform your insurance company and car manufacturer of impending conversions y Check with your local greasy spoon whether you can collect their waste cooking oil - but make sure to buy a filter before you use the oil
  3. 3. y For financial simplicity, search online for duty-paid, filtered veg oil suppliers y If youre the adventurous type, buy a DIY kit to convert your car to run on 100% veggie power y Vegetable oil freezes in the cold unlike agricultural biofuel - so consider mixing with traditional biodiesel or diesel in winterIf you cant run your car on pure waste veggie oil, dont despair: y An alternative is waste vegetable oil that has been processed into biodiesel. Look for your nearest biodiesel filling station and remember to check that their fuel is made from waste veggie oil y All station diesel now contains from 2.5-5% biodiesel - so adding another 5% of home-brew biodiesel risks breaking an unmodified engine and losing the warranty y Check that the processed waste biodiesel conforms to the EN 14214 standard y If you dont mind a spot of DIY, you can take a course in how to make waste biodiesel without blowing your house up: the Low Impact Living Initiative and the Centre for Alternative Technology y You can even teach yourself how to make waste biodiesel: there are plenty of online guides, including Gas 2.0, Journey To Forever and Schnews. And you can read a BBC article on how to make the stuffIf it all sounds a bit daunting, there are still more productive ways to dispose of your old vegetable oilthan in the bin or down the sink: y Donate it to a recycling scheme so others can run their cars on it: see Reuze y Put small amounts in your compost bin, mixing it with cardboard or paper y If youre fond of our feathered friends, mix up any vegetable oil leftovers with seeds, nuts and raisins to make bird patties: Breathing Places y Find out what other opportunities youre wasting. Read our articles on recycling and low-carbon shopping y See Plant Drive http://plantdrive.com y VEGETABLE OIL Cars and Converting Your Car to VEGETABLE OIL http://plantdrive.com http://www.greasecar.com http://www.vegpoweredsystems.com http://www.goldenfuelsystems.com http://www.goodgrease.com http://www.vegpower.com http://www.elsbett.com http://biocar.de http://www.enviofuel.com http://www.frybrid.com http://www.vegiecars.com http://www.theorganicmechanic.org y http://www.fattywagons.com y http://greasebenz.com y http://www.vtvegcar.com y http://www.vegengine.blogspot.com y http://www.greenconversion.net y http://www.alaskavegoil.org y http://www.ehow.com/how_2004136_vegetable-oil-fuel.html y http://www.vegdvw.com
  4. 4. y http://www.greendiesel1.comy http://vegwerks.wordpress.comy http://www.vegiecars.comy http://vegetablepowersystems.comy http://danalinscott.netfirms.comy http://www.bebioenergy.comy http://www.instructables.com/id/Biotour.org-Waste-Vegetable-Oil-Conversion-Diesel-/yy DVD LIQUID GOLD 2 Learn the Do͛s and Don͛ts of Gathering and using Waste Vegetable oil as a fuel. Perfect for anyone who is currently using, or planning on using SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil) or Bio Diesel as a fuel! These questions and more are answered on this DVD: ͻ The legality of collecting waste vegetable oil and burning it as a fuel. ͻ Overview of how diesel engines burn waste vegetable oil as fuel. ͻ How to identify good waste vegetable oil. ͻ How to identify bad waste vegetable oil. ͻ How to ask a restaurant for their waste vegetable oil. ͻ How to fuel up on the fly with the automated One Shot Filtration Unit. ͻ How to setup your own waste vegetable oil accounts. ͻ How to collect large quantities of oil for later filtration at home. ͻ How to filter waste vegetable oil using filter bags. ͻ How does salt, sugar and animal fats affect waste vegetable oil for fuel? ͻ How to tell if there͛s water in the oil? ͻ How to filter the oil once it͛s been gathered. ͻ Cold Weather gathering techniques and tips.y http://www.goldenfuelsystems.comyy DVD S.V.O. Seminar 2006 Lately theres been a lot of talk about the effects of Global warming due to our love of gas guzzling vehicles and our dependency on foreign oil. Scientists and entrepreneurs around the world are busy developing what they hope will be our answer to cleaner burning vehicles. What many people dont realize is that this technology already exists and its been around for quite some time now. This DVD was Shot during a seminar on Straight Vegetable Oil at Ecoversity in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is packed with 2.5 hours of valuable information. Listen along while many of the most frequently asked questions about this technology are discussed and answered. These questions and more are answered on this DVD: ͻ The History of Straight Vegetable Oil
  5. 5. ͻ Different Alternative Fuels ͻ Straight Vegetable vs. Biodiesel ͻ Straight Vegetable Oil Facts and Fiction ͻ Diesel Engines vs. Gasoline Engines ͻ How a Straight Vegetable Oil System Works ͻ The Importance of a Vehicles Air Filter ͻ Increase Power and Economy/Computer Mods ͻ Oil Gathering 101 ͻ Filtering on the Fly with the One Shot ͻ Using Filter Bags ͻ What to do with leftover Nasty Oil ͻ Diesels Available in the USAy http://www.goldenfuelsystems.comy DVD GREASY RIDERy Picture a cross-country road trip powered by vegetable oil in a 1981 Mercedes-Benz. Greasy Rider follows the two filmmakers, Joey Carey and JJ Beck, as they meet with fellow Greasecar drivers, friends, and critics. Traveling as far south as New Orleans and as far north as Seattle, the car is fueled by used cooking grease collected at restaurants along the way. Interviews include Morgan Freeman who is opening up a Biodiesel plant in Mississippi. Political analyst Noam Chomsky, ͞Youre supposed to believe we would have liberated Iraq even if its main product was pickles,͟ appears along side Yoko Ono, ͞This whole world is now ruled by corporations and their greed,͟ and Tommy Chong, ͞You guys figured it out. You got your little bio-car, and there you go.͟ Additional interviews include the founders of the four major vegetable oil conversion kit companies, Greasecar, Greasel, Neoteric, and Frybrid, as they discuss the reality of vegetable oil as a fuel. The heat is felt in this political documentary as Americas energy consumption continues to grow. With gas prices on the rise and the reality of global warming setting in, Greasy Rider points to vegetable oil as one part of the solution to our energy problems.y http://www.goldenfuelsystems.comyyy JOURNEY to FOREVER http://www.journeytoforever.orgy The Film: FUEL http://thefuelfilm.com FUEL is an insightful portrait of America͛s addiction to oil and an uplifting testament to the immediacy of new energy solutions. Director, Josh Tickell, a young activist, shuttles us on a whirlwind journey to track the rising domination of the petrochemical industry Ͷ from Rockefeller͛s strategy to halt Ford͛s first ethanol cars to Vice President Cheneys petrochemical company sponsored energy legislation Ͷ and reveals a gamut of available solutions to "repower America" Ͷ from vertical farms that occupy skyscrapers to algae facilities that turn
  6. 6. wastewater into fuel. Tickell and a surprising array of environmentalists, policy makers, and entertainment notables take us through America͛s complicated, often ignominious energy past and illuminate a hopeful, achievable future, where decentralized, sustainable living is not only possible, it͛s imperative.yy DVD : Biodiesel #2 Filmed at the National Biodiesel Board Conference and Expo in Palm Springs, CA, this 45 minute video helps qualify the emissions benefits of biodiesel and illustrates how biodiesel can reduce cancerous diesel emissions.y http://fryertofuel.comyy DVD: Biodiesel 101 In this 45-minute presentation, biodiesel author Josh Tickell provides an economic, social and practical context for biodiesel. "Biodiesel 101" goes deep into the technical world of the biodiesel production, showing how the fuel is chemically formed. This video also examines current data and trends within the biodiesel industry to illustrate growth patterns and future potential. http://fryertofuel.comyy Convert GAS Cars to Plug-In ELECTRIC Autos http://www.electroauto.com http://www.kta-ev.com http://www.nedra.com http://www.evparts.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energyy book: Convert It; by Michael Brown and Shari Prange DVD: Convert It http://www.electroauto.com ` Convert HYBRID Cars to Plug-In ELECTRIC Autos http://www.calcars.org http://www.hybrids-plus.com http://www.rqriley.com/xr3.htm http://www.eaa- phev.org/wiki/PriusPlus http://www.hybridplugs.com http://www.hybridconceptcars.com http://www.afstrinity.com http://www.a123systems.com/hymotion http://www.hybridconsortium.org http://www.energycs.comy LOCAL Groups Supporting ELECTRIC AUTOmobiles http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk http://www.greenvehicles.com http://www.zapworld.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy http://www.green-car-guide.comy Electric MOTORCYCLES http://www.solarmobil.net http://www.e-max-ltd.com http://www.topmotorx.com http://www.patente-erfindungen.de/erfindungen_fahrraeder.htm
  7. 7. http://www.zeromotorcycles.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy Electric BICYCLES http://nycewheels.com http://www.myebike.com http://www.cyclone-tw.com http://www.powacycle.co.uk http://www.electricbikesales.co.uk http://egovehicles.com http://www.electricbicycle.com.au http://www.evehicle.com.au http://www.electric-bicycle.cn http://www.greenspeed.us http://www.sourceguides.com/energyy TAX CREDITS http://www.dsireusa.org HOME POWER http://www.homepower.com SOLAR TODAY http://solartoday.orgy Solar Industry NEWS http://www.seia.org http://www.solarbuzz.com Solar Industry MAGAZINE http://www.solarindustrymag.comyy Recharge your Electric Auto with RENEWABLE ENERGY http://www.bergey.com http://www.bwea.com http://www.vestas.com http://www.awea.com http://solarenergy.org http://greendragonenergy.co.uk http://www.lowimpact.org http://www.scoraigwind.com http://www.greenempowerment.org http://www.grupofenix.org http://www.solarliving.org http://www.arthaonline.com http://www.the-mrea.org http://www.txses.org http://www.irenew.org http://www.nmsea.org http://www.azsolarcenter.com http://www.microhydropower.com http://www.newenergycorp.ca http://www.canyonhydro.com http://wattsun.com http://www.lorentz.de http://www.etsolar.de http://www.solargenix.com http://solar.sharpusa.com http://solren.com http://www.spirecorp.com http://www.windpower.org http://www.sourceguides.com/energyy http://www.i2p.org http://www.ises.org http://www.firstsolar.com http://www.rmi.org http://www.sourceguides.com/energy
  8. 8. y Do not bend over and allow Big Oil to molest your Family, Friends and Community VOTE SOLAR VOTE SOLAR http://votesolar.org http://www.seia.org http://www.blackboxvoting.org http://valparaiso.indymedia.org/news/2006/09/8723.php DVD: Uncounted; Director: David Earnhardt DVD: Hacking Democracy; Director: Simon Ardizzone book: What Went Wrong In Ohio; by Congressman John Conyers book: What Happened in Ohio; by Bob Fitrakisyy IS YOUR CONGRESSMAN IN BED with BIG OIL? How much bribes (campaign contributions) did your congressman take from the sleazy OIL Companies? CAMPAIGN FINANCE INFORMATION CENTER Where does the money come from? http://www.campaignfinance.org/states CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY stop the Fat Cats from BRIBING your politicians http://www.publicintegrity.orgyy POLLUTION and RACISM, INJUSTICE book: Confronting Environmental Racism; by Robert Bullard book: Environmental Injustices; by David Camacho book: Environmentalism and Economic Justice; by Laura Pulido book: Pollution and the Death of Man; by Francis Schaeffer book: From the Ground Up, Environmental Racism; by Luke Cole book: Struggle for Ecological Democracy; by Daniel Faber book: No Safe Place, Toxic Waste and Community Action; by Phil Browny FREE eBook on Oil Spills: Not One Dropy http://www.scribd.com/doc/31483843/Not-One-Dropyy Big Oil¶s Dirty Secretsy http://bigoil101.insanejournal.comyyy

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