Saturday, September 6, 2008
As gas prices over the past couple of years have risen and finding alternate sources of energy for our automobiles has become increasingly important, my sons Mac and Sam decided to take matters into their own hands. It actually all started with Sam’s senior exit project in high school. He decided to study and do his project on biodiesel fuel and his experiment worked! Biodiesel fuel is any clean burning alternative fuel, created from renewable resources. Mac, and Sam when he’s home from college, drive to local restaurants that have agreed to let them use their grease waste. Gathering the grease is an adventure in itself as they fill up a large tank and haul it back home. They recycle this oil in our shop, filtering it and mixing it with diesel and use it for their trucks. They are recycling and in the process saving a lot of money. Eventually, they hope to run completely off recycled grease, and boy do they have big plans! Mac and Sam amaze me with their resourcefulness and I am so proud of them for finding an alternative to the expensive and environmentally draining fuel system.