Is WVO dead as an alternative fuel source?

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Is WVO dead as an alternative fuel source?  Have large rendering companies secured the majority of WVO sources by paying and using legal contracts that contain a defined term for collection services?  As the US fuel prices continue to increase will the demand for this commodity force the average WVO user to pay?

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depends on the corrupt government taxing wvo. In places like Europe, the government was bribed into taxing wvo pretty heavily, once smart people developed it as an alternative. the capitalists in the oil industry try to kill all alternative fuels, so they can pollute and irradiate the planet for good.

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Not dead.  Same question arises every time WVO gets expensive or scarce.  It is still abundantly available in some places.  In other areas, you may have to work a bit to find a good reliabile source.  It will probably never be mainstream (unless they can get that algae stuff going) but it will  be around for a long time. 

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I collect way more oil than I can use.  No shortage of oil here in KY.  You gotta know how to find it! 

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Same here.  I have over 1,000 gallons stored.  Still collecting.

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My source is still very loyal.  I wouldn't look for them to change to a commercial reprocessor.

The supply from my source is small, plenty good for local driving and an outbound trip over the road.  I buy filtered oil from slatemd and a couple of other guys for the flip-flop when I go east from Illinois. 

Nick

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    KirKH  where are you located in KY just trying to get sstarted here, 42717.  crawley351@hotmail.com

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The supply from my source is small, plenty good for local driving and an outbound trip over the road.  I buy filtered oil from slatemd and a couple of other guys for the flip-flop when I go east from Illinois. 

 

 

You are more than welcome anytime Nick! 

 

You and that Sweet 12-valve!

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Just had a t.v. show about electric cars .
And the need to have places to plug them in .
The city said it will counter productive to have electric cars if the cars put a strain on the electric grid .
And people charge them at peak times of the day

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 Does the fact that vechiles are coming out with more valves and more electronic stuff ; and more screwed up self cleaning exhaust  systems change the WVO world .
I would think the more complex the electronic system is and the self cleaning exhaust system is ;
The harder it is going to be to get a WVO system to work

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That is correct. It appears that you cannot run a new diesel on WVO without some major modifications, which I don't think anyone has figured out yet.

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Hi Phil.......

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Hi Doc,  I might be in Patterson Tuesday.  You around?

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I saw it the other day
 
whew 

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In brazil the government uses all WVO for the public bus transit system and for the garbage trucks, all the WVO from the the larger restaurants / chains gets picked up by government employees, they filter it and have WVO fuel depots for the government vehicles. I dont think this would happen here as the government is in bed with Opec, the more gas burned means more road tax revenue, there is no incentive for the US to get better fuel economy vehicles or run on alternative fuel.

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You nailed it Rolf.......

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I believe the government or a like entity will use all wvo for home heating oil blending, why not?  It can be sold at 3 to 4 bucks a gallon.  My local rest. said the restaurant association is putting pressure on him to sell/give all the wvo to them in order to allow him to qualify for some program which benefits him.  I dont like it so........Ill keep knockin on doors.........

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