Gallery: FRY POWER: How to Convert Your Car to Run on Vegetable Oil


What if you could refuel your car at a restaurant instead of a gas station? Some enterprising environmentalists have discovered that restaurants will gladly give away their used fryer oil, since they usually have to pay to dispose of it. This oil can be filtered and used to run cars and trucks that have been converted to run on vegetable oil. Your exhaust might smell like fries (no joke), but you’ll be recycling, emitting up to 70% less CO2, and saving yourself some money.

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  1. Indica Bob July 7, 2010 at 7:33 am

    No, I like hempseedoil better! Id rather do it the cheap and easy way, breaking the law! Lye,Methanol and Hempseedoil just seems easier!

  2. yestermorrow February 20, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Interested in converting your car to run on waste vegetable oil yourself, but a bit nervous about tackling a DIY project like this? The Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, Vermont offers a 2.5 day hands-on workshop entitled “Biofuels” which will take you through the process from start to finish. Tuition is only $300, and there are workshops coming up June 12-14 and August 14-16, 2009. More information at

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