Why Convert from Diesel to Vegetable Oil?
of trouble-free motoring on veg oil since converting on 18th June 2008
- 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 as hazardous.
- It’s a natural lubricant. Many experts believe vegetable oil actually prolongs the life of an engine.
- 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 be dumped.
- It’s proven – our neighbours in Europe have been doing it for years now.
- It reduces exhaust fumes with no sulphur dioxide emissions.
- It's less corrosive to exhausts, catalytic converters, etc, prolonging the life of your vehicle and saving money.
- It smells better than diesel.
- It's safe to handle.
- It's good for farmers. EU regulations mean that many farmers can't use their own fields which is madness. A happy farmer is a busy farmer and rape seed oil for starters makes an ideal crop.
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.