One happy couple shares their experience of switching from dirty oil to, well, dirty oil – but of the vegetable kind.
Diesel engine can run on waste vegetable oil from restaurants, which gives the grease two happy solutions: it prevents it from clogging up sewerage and powers a vehicle with fewer emissions.
Catherine and Danny say the process of converting their diesel wagon to vegetable oil was surprisingly easy and it only took a couple of days to be done.
“We don’t spend any money on gas now”, they say, adding that they only use conventional diesel once every two months.
The couple have promised to give the car to their small son when he grows up and they say that both from a financial and environmental point of view, the experience has been a success.
Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.