EARTHTALK--Week of 12/31/06

January 4, 2007
Dear EarthTalk: I understand that you can run a diesel car on used cooking oil. Why would I want to do that and how would I convert such a vehicle to do so? -- Benjamin Crouch, Boston, MA

Grease guzzlers find a way to save on gasoline — vegetable oil

January 4, 2007
Ty Martin estimates he gets about 100 miles per gallon of diesel out of his old Dodge truck. And he's not joking. "I've done some extensive road testing and had great luck," the Lawrence resident...

Grease Be With You--An Interview with Greasecar Founder Justin Carven

December 12, 2006
In the span of just two years, Justin Carven invented the first waste-oil conversion kit for diesel engines, graduated from Hampshire College, drove a vegetable-oil-fueled van across the country, and...

Are We Running Out of Gas? Teens imagine a new frontier

December 8, 2006
The October 30, 2006 issue of Junior Scholastic discusses how the US consumes more oil than any country in the world, and how one teen, Greasecar customer Jeffrey Goh, is doing his part to lessen...

McQuade's puts new meaning in 'greengrocer'

December 1, 2006
Driving a 2006 Jeep Liberty that runs primarily on reclaimed French fry oil is not manager Maurice Browning's first step to steering McQuade's Marketplace down the path to green, but it certainly is...

Students at The Automotive High School in Brooklyn convert a diesel car into one that runs on grease from their cafeteria.

December 1, 2006
Check out the spot produced by New York independent filmmaker, Trish Dalton.

Fill 'er the diner? Today's American Story

November 30, 2006
Watch the feature about Greasecar and the crew by Bob Dotson on the Today Show. It broadcast on November 30, 2006.

Saving the World With French Fries--Justin Carven's business sells kits that let diesel cars run on vegetable oil.

November 20, 2006
A typical fuel tank holds 15 gallons. Where do people get that much vegetable oil? Most of our customers are using recycled cooking oil from restaurants. So I can get all the fuel I need at the local...

2007 Hot List---Alternative Energy

November 20, 2006
Got grease? Justin Carven of Greasecar Vegetable Fuel Systems LLC does. The 29-year-old founder's Easthampton, Massachusetts, business makes conversion kits that allow diesel engines to run on...

The “Veggie Car”: Norfolk Promotes Steps Toward a Cleaner Environment

November 16, 2006
Very few people these days escape the impact of high fuel prices. But Brian V. Moran, a professional engineer (P.E.) and Licensed Site Professional (LSP) at Norfolk Ram Group, LLC (Norfolk) is faring...