F-350 Owner Is Revolutionizing Use of Biodiesel Fuels

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Check out how one Texan is making biofuel as easy to use as pumping gas.

We’ve all heard stories of people converting their diesel vehicle over to biodiesel. The premise is great, resulting in recycling and disposing of oil rather than it ending up in our water system or landfills. However, the process is not a simple one. After all, you need to gather and filter the oil before using it, and it just never seemed feasible timewise to process that cooking oil before the truck could use it. This means you have to have a lot of time and space to invest in this process.

However, an entrepreneur in Texas has simplified the process and has developed a business of selling biodiesel fuel at the pump. As reported by Houston’s KTRK-TV Channel 13 News, in 2005, Jim Everly started collecting used cooking oil from a dozen local restaurants. Nowadays, he collects over 10,000 gallons a month from 200-plus restaurants.

Everly works closely with the EPA to follow all regulations and sells his biodiesel gold for $2.75 a gallon. It is reportedly in constant demand, and he explains that the biodiesel fuel is actually better for the engine because it has more lubricity, and a more lubricant oil means there is less sulfur in the fuel.

“The more you use it, the better it gets, and it keeps your filters clean, too,” Bobby Mathews, a fellow F-350 owner who is also one of Everly’s loyal customers, tells KTRK-TV.

Let us know in the comments below if are you open to your diesel occasionally smelling of french fries to reduce carbon emissions by up to 85%!

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Patrick Stevenson is an Internet Brands' contributor to 6SpeedOnline, Honda-Tech, Corvette Forums, 5series.net, and MBworld. He is also a host on The Motor Affair Podcast.

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