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Old 12-05-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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How's this for green technology: engine oil made from animal fat. So maybe it's actually more of a nice, crispy fried yellow. Connecticut startup Green Earth Technologies, Inc. claims "it has found a way to make a substance chemically identical to crude oil from animal fat, a slaughterhouse byproduct that is typically discarded en masse," according to Detroit News.

The company already sells such oils for small 2- and 4-cycle engines (such as lawnmowers and leaf blowers) at retailers like The Home Depot. Green Earth is only waiting on final approval from the American Petroleum Institute before selling their fossil-fuel-free oil for use in your engine's crankcase.

While there isn't enough animal fat to replace all 6 million gallons of lubricants sold in 2007 (that number from the Energy Information Administration), every bit helps especially with worldwide energy costs and consumption on the rise. Additionally, this development is in the true spirit of recycling, taking a waste product that would simply clog landfills and putting it to good use instead.

I wish I could get my hands on eight quarts of Green Earth Tech's oil, preferably in 5W-40 weight. I'm embarking this Friday on a coast-to-coast journey in a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD powered by nothing but used vegetable oil but, alas, the oil in my crankcase is made from good old petroleum. With the API's approval, I should soon be able to run completely petrol-free.--Colin Mathews
http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/bl...ee-engine-oil/
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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Cool. I just spent eight bucks on a quart of oil. Alternatives are definitely good.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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Fight Club.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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they've got cleaning stuff too
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:09 PM   #5
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this is not PETA approved
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:11 PM   #6
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Sucking the fat out of their asses and putting it right into their crankcase
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:12 PM   #7
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this is not PETA approved
Neither am I, what's your point?

I received a mailer from them a few months back begging for donations. I sent it back empty with a note stating that I do not support terrorism
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:56 AM   #8
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Neither am I, what's your point?

I received a mailer from them a few months back begging for donations. I sent it back empty with a note stating that I do not support terrorism
Who??? what's PETA..
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:06 AM   #9
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Who??? what's PETA..
what does greek food have anything to do with this?
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:09 AM   #10
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Very interesting development. The fact that they use byproducts from an existing industry makes this doubly cool.

I wonder how much this stuff costs compared to dino-based oil.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:55 AM   #11
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so can I get a lyposuc/oil change at a Jiffy Lube? kill two birds.
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People Eating Tasty Animals
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sounds like something you would find on tasty teens .com
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When the engine heats up, does it smell like bacon?
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what does greek food have anything to do with this?
Feta?

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When the engine heats up, does it smell like bacon?
I think more like fries.
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When the engine heats up, does it smell like bacon?
Shouldn't unless you're burning oil a la RX-8.
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PETA..saving animals


animal fat used in cars



they should get the fat from....



obese americans
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