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Hungry? Got oil

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 6th, 2010

The concept of running a vehicle on waste vegetable oil will be demonstrated Thursday night by the people who actually do it.

The presentation, Run your Diesel Car, Truck, Tractor or Generator on Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO), will be made at the Cedar Creek Café in Winlaw (7:30 p.m.) by PhD student Geoff Hill.

“The evening is designed to help people understand the concept of WVO fuels and fuel systems, and how they can be used in any diesel vehicle, tractor, or generator,” said Café owner Paul Kelly.

Hill will have his VW Jetta TDI on hand to view, as well as other examples of operating systems.

The Café truck (a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500) has been running on locally-made bio-diesel for the past 70,000 kilometres, and WVO for the past 10,000 km. without a change in performance or reliability, Kelly said. It will on site for examination.

As well, the Café’s bio-diesel plant generator (12KW WVO combined heat and power unit) will be there to view.

“People can see how you can use one to heat and power your home, or your greenhouse, without using fossil fuels,” Kelly said.

One of the Café’s other business ventures is restaurant waste oil collection and processing. They offer both five micron filtered and dewatered WVO for 60 cents per litre, as well as finished bio-diesel for $1 per litre.

“That’s a consistent local source for clean, renewable fossil-free fuel,” Kelly said.


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