Posts Tagged ‘oil’

Greasecar Kit For Sale

What’s one of the nicest parts about being part of a co-op? People know that we’re here to help! So when a friend of ours makes an exciting move from Ithaca to California, we say “Sure, we’ll help you sell your greasecar kit!” So, yes, there’s a greasecar kit for sale. The seller is asking $1,200 for this kit that has never been used. Give us a holler if you’d like us to hook you and your Mercedes sedan up to the awesomely clean and efficient world of straight vegetable oil fuel!


07 2012

Biodiesel, Dude.

At a recent drive-in viewing of 21 Jump Street, we were pleased to learn that the cool kids prefer bikes to Mustangs, friendship matters, and Johnny Depp is still the most radical undercover cop any high school could ask for. The cool kids are so cool, in fact, that they use biodiesel! We were impressed by the overall message of environmental stewardship that prevailed throughout the film. Young people care about the environment in a way that might be more inherent than experienced by previous generations, and it gives us faith that today’s high schoolers will soon be riding the tide of alternative energy.

With Dave Franco leading the veggie oil movement, how can we go wrong?


06 2012

Education is the Key

We get a lot of questions about biodiesel. There are some standing misconceptions about what biodiesel is and how it can be used. People often confuse waste vegetable oil and biodiesel, or think that their car needs to be modified to run on biodiesel. Educating the public about biodiesel, expanding its uses, and promoting the utilization of many forms of renewable energy are part of our mission. So here’s a little lesson.

 Did you know that any car, truck, tractor, boat, or off-road vehicle with a diesel engine can run on biodiesel? No conversion is required!

 In addition to vehicles, biodiesel can be used in home heating oil furnaces and diesel generators.

Learn something new by visiting our page of frequently asked questions. Of course you can contact us anytime. Education is good for everybody.



03 2012

Greasy Holidays To You

We hope that you’re all enjoying this lovely time of year. The weather in Ithaca is finally starting to feel appropriate  (60 at the end of November – climate change, anyone?) and we’re sending out wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season filled with loving family, yummy food, and renewable energy!

Just a reminder that if you’ve got some extra cooking grease lying around from all of your holiday feastivities, send it on over to us! We’ll filter it into road- or home-ready oil for converted vehicles and furnaces, and then when we’ve moved into our new space and are up and running again, it can become biodiesel. Whatever you do, DO NOT put your used cooking oil down the drain. It can clog your pipes and even cause sewers to back up, so that’s gross. Recycle your grease, your plumber will thank you.

Mmm, plant-based, non-petroleum oil – the gift that keeps on giving.


12 2011