Why Convert from Diesel to Vegetable Oil?
There are a many of advantages in converting a diesel engine
vehicle to run on ordinary vegetable oil instead of standard
petroleum based diesel.
- Vegetable oil is renewable, can be grown almost anywhere and
is relatively cheap to produce.
- As an engine fuel, it produces less than half the emissions
traditionally associated with diesels.
- It doesn’t require nasty chemical tinkering – it’s
so pure you could drink it.
- It’s carbon neutral, so no nasty greenhouse effect drawbacks.
- It’s biodegradable, so potential spills aren’t
- It’s a natural lubricant. Many experts believe
vegetable oil actually prolongs the life of an engine. It's less corrosive to exhausts, catalytic converters, etc,
prolonging the life of your vehicle and saving money.
- If you use recycled oil (say from your local chip shop) known
as WVO, you’re
actually using an unwanted waste product that might otherwise
- It’s proven – our neighbours in Europe have been
doing it for years now.
- It reduces exhaust fumes with no sulphur dioxide emissions.
- It smells better than diesel.
- It's safe to handle.
There are lots more advantages. These are just a few, but in essence
it’s a green readily available fuel source.
However, don't jump the gun! Before doing anything else, examine
the implications of using
vegetable oil in your car.