used cooking oil as car fuel?

October 6, 2008 8:51pm CST
i've recently watched a feature on tv regarding the used cooking oil as car fuel. i find this very interesting and very relevant in these times of incessant oil price hikes. this could give us a way to be less dependent on fossil based fuel. and this is a lot more environment friendly since engines using used cooking oil do not emit that filthy smoke that were usually plagued with cars using gasoline or diesel. also, we'd be making use of recycled sources and unlike fossil based fuel which source is depletable and very extractive to the environment. modifying car engines to be compatible with used cooking oil though cost a lot of money. but i believe in the long run, this is more cost effective
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@rsa101 (17834)
• Quezon City, Philippines
30 Oct 08
yes I also am very interested with that kind of a technology. If that could be used as an alternative I guess it should become cheaper in time. But right now since there is no facility that could mass produced it then it is priced higher than the regular fuel. It is just like the one with unleaded gasoline at first it was a little bit higher but in time they were able to match the price when oil refineries were able to make the facility to handle it.
@artibg (292)
• Bulgaria
7 Oct 08
Don't know whether it's more environment friendly, but to use cooking oil as diesel seems to me like to use gasoline to fry potatoes
@reoko10 (578)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Now if that is true and one day we can use cooking oie as are fuel then that would be great, because it cost so much less to get cooking oil the gas. People would love to do this if it worked than doing what we do now. I know this would save alot of money for a lot of people.