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    Cor-Vegge puts veggie oil to the Corvette test at LeMons
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    There might be only one veggie-powered Chevrolet Corvette in the world, and it's part of the 24 Hours of LeMons endurance racing series that showcases $500 beater cars. "Spank," the owner and builder, has pieced together the Cor-Vegge on a a C4 Corvette body, powered by a 1980s Oldsmobile diesel ...

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    Modified motorcycle burns vegetable oil in record-setting run
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    At the Loring Timing Association in Maine, John Petsche drove a highly modified motorcycle into the record books. Powered by a six-horsepower industrial diesel engine and fueled by store-bought vegetable oil, Petsche's two-wheeler hit a top speed of 56.535 miles per hour, sufficient to put ...

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    McDonald's to use its deep-fryer oil to fuel delivery trucks in UAE
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    Over in the United Arab Emirates, McDonald's will fuel up its delivery trucks with waste oil from its own deep fryers. This is not the first time that McDonald's has turned to its own vats of grease for fuel and likely won't be the last. Dubai-based Neutral Fuels has announced that it struck up ...

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    Video: Green Overdrive gets greasy with San Fran's Got Grease
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    Green Overdrive with Got Grease – Click above to watch video after the jump
    San Francisco's Got Grease collects used cooking oil from Bay Area restaurants and hotels, refines it at its facility and sells the finished product to local biodiesel distributors. Got Grease's founder, David ...

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    Should I switch to straight veggie oil? What is holding SVO back?
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    We like to answer reader questions with our Greenlings series whenever possible, and thought that Timothy H. had a good topic. He sent in the following question/suggestion about straight vegetable oil (SVO):

    I have seen several articles dealing specifically with SVO, but not as it concerns the ...

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    Michigan students power buses with veggie oil
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    It's no secret to the majority of our readers that it is possible to run many older diesel engines on nothing more than straight vegetable oil. In fact, the first diesel engine, invented by Rudolph Diesel, ran on peanut oil. This fact is also well known by the students at the Michigan Technical ...

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    Manila Police to use WVO from McDonalds
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    Police in Manila, the capitol city of the Philippines, have taken up a cool new effort in order to save some green, though they will be spreading some green in the process. It seems that the Police force will be converting its cruisers to run on a mixture of waste vegetable oil (WVO) and diesel ...

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    NorthStar Moving powers their fleet with biodiesel
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    California's NorthStar Moving Corporation has just converted all of its trucks to run on biodiesel fuel. All of the fuel used by the moving and storage company will now be veggie-based. Additionally, their fleet of vehicles has also been fitted with battery-powered rear lift gates as opposed to ...

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    Instructable of the day: converting an old school bus to veggie-power
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    If you are reading our site, you are probably already familiar with the fact that any diesel vehicle can run on biodiesel. As a matter of fact, most any can diesel vehicle can even run on used vegetable oil with just a few modifications. There are some issues with vegetable oil which must first be ...

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    Video: Mini that runs on veg oil at AltWheels Boston 2007
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    The video above is Grease Car's Mini at AltWheels Boston 2007. The Mini is lime green and converted to run on vegetable oil. The diesel engine they put in the Mini was a little big, so the front of the Mini has an odd look with the tires slightly pushed out. The Mini was in a sidewalk booth but the ...

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    North Carolina man fined for using vegetable oil in his car
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    As many people are aware, gasoline is taxed in an effort to pay for the nations roadways. Here in the U.S., we enjoy the freedom of being able to travel from one end of the country to the other with relative ease, and the system of highways and roadways that makes it possible obviously costs money. ...

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    San Francisco plans on running city bus fleet on B20 using WVO
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    So, they've made ads that are dumb, and possibly even offensive, depending on who you ask, and they just opened their first B20 station recently. But San Francisco is really putting some effort into greening their city. The newest evidence of this fact is that the San Francisco Public Utilities ...

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    Africa to become the world's biodiesel supplier?
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    Crude palm oil (CPO), used extensively as a biodiesel feedstock in South East Asia, has seen its popularity go through the roof over the last few years as Europe's mandatory biodiesel targets have seen global demand boom. Despite the environmental concerns over large scale rainforest destruction to ...

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    AppstateBiofuels presents their "Closing the Biodiesel Loop" video
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    In this video, a young woman describes the process that AppstateBiofuels is using to "close the loop" on biofuel production. What that means is that they want their operation completely self-contained. They are using solar power for electricity and hot water generation, and the water used in ...

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    Greaseball Challenge charity rally takes biofuel message to Central America
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    The first ever Greaseball Challenge charity car rally will take place in April when five teams will drive from the U.S. to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in under four weeks promoting biofuels and green adventure travel. Designed to show that you can use ...

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    Watch Lovecraft Biofuels TV commercials online
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    "It's cheaper than regular gas, but that's not the point." No, it's not... but it could help make it easier to make the switch. These commercials for Lovecraft Biofuels highlight a few people who have done conversions on their diesel-powered automobiles to run on biofuels. In one memorable shot, ...

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