27 Aug '11, 11am

Vegetable Oil Fuel Car | Care2 Causes

I researched this a few years ago, and the information I found indicated that 1., Rudolf Diesel originally intended for his engine to be run on peanut oil, 2., vegetable oil must be thoroughly strained of solids, particualrly food matter left in the oil, and 3., the oil must them be treated with additives that prevent separation and solidifying, as well as lubricate the upper cylinders and parts in the fuel system. The other alternative is to forego the additives and add heated fuel tanks and lines to your vehicle to prevent solidification. All told, it is a lot of effort, but even with the relatively expensive additives, is cheaper than conventional diesel fuel. Also significant is that anyone using vegetable oil in bulk with whom I spoke is already selling it to ultimately be recycled into biodiesel blends. That said, outbidding the recyclers still leaves a very useful m...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/veggie-oil-car-video.html

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Choking the Oil Sands

Choking the Oil Sands

care2.com 28 Aug '11, 7am

Environmental protests planned for Sept in Wash.D.C over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta's Oil Sands to the...

BP Oil Spills Into The Gulf Of Mexico. Again. | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 26 Aug '11, 4am

Just days after BP publicly denied allegations that its Macondo well was leaking, chemists from Louisiana State University...

Top Foods to Fuel Your Workout | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 26 Aug '11, 10pm

If you want to get a really good workout, you have to remember to fuel it. It may seem counter-intuitive, but consuming so...

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nrdc.org 27 Aug '11, 7am

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Oprah wins an Oscar because she Cares, Too. | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 26 Aug '11, 6am

We here at Care2 are so excited to be working with Oprah and her staff at O magazine . We were even more excited to hear t...

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grist.org 30 Aug '11, 3pm

Despite the backlash against ethanol in the U.S. and biodiesel in the E.U., global production of biofuels was up 17 percen...

Pets of Divorce | Care2 Causes

Pets of Divorce | Care2 Causes

care2.com 24 Aug '11, 7am

All those involved in animal rescue have heard the reasons people decide to give up their pets. “We’re moving, we got a di...

ナミビアのビーチで大量の放射性ウランの入ったドラム缶4つを発見。各150-180kg入り。 何故落ちているのでしょうか。

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care2.com 31 Aug '11, 7am

Last week, Namibian authorities discovered four unguarded barrels of radioactive uranium oxide on a beach near the coastal...

Boy with Dog | Care2 Causes

care2.com 21 Aug '11, 10pm

Cynthia Samuels, currently Managing Editor of Care2, Causes, has been working with blogs and bloggers for six years and ha...

On the Road with a Green Airstream and a Vegetable Oil Diesel

On the Road with a Green Airstream and a Vegeta...

cleantechnica.com 06 Sep '11, 5pm

Reinhardt and Daugherty hail from Alameda, CA, saying their goal is “to green an Airstream, turn a used diesel truck into ...

Feathers for Fuel

Feathers for Fuel

onearth.org 04 Sep '11, 7pm

Every year the U.S. poultry industry sheds up to 4.5 billion pounsd of feathers, most of which head to landfills or are co...

What Would A Mars Vegetable Garden Include?

What Would A Mars Vegetable Garden Include?

ecorazzi.com 30 Aug '11, 6pm

If the U.S. sends a manned mission to Mars, more than just astronauts will be on board. NASA is planning a mission to the ...

BREAKING: Al Qaeda's #2 Killed in Pakistan | Care2 Causes

BREAKING: Al Qaeda's #2 Killed in Pakistan | Ca...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 6pm

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, Al Qaeda’s weapons chief, has been killed in Pakistan, according to a report from a senior US offici...

Cargill Expands "Responsible Soy" Project To Protect Rainforest | Care2 Causes

Cargill Expands "Responsible Soy" Project To Pr...

care2.com 21 Aug '11, 11pm

In an effort to protect critical areas of the Amazon and help Brazilian farmers grow soy more sustainably, Cargill has joi...