Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future

Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future

Greg Melville


Is it attainable to force coast-to-coast with out preventing at a unmarried gasoline pump? Journalist Greg Melville is set to aim. together with his collage blood brother Iggy using shotgun, this green-thinking guy—who's in love with the assumption of loose fuel—sets out on an enlightening highway journey. the search: to be the 1st humans to force cross-country in a french-fry motor vehicle. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil gathered from eating place grease Dumpsters alongside the way in which? extra vital, can men continue to exist 192 consecutive hours jointly?

Their day trip off and on the line contains visits to the solar-powered Google headquarters; the nationwide Ethanol Council; the wind generators of southwestern Minnesota; the nationwide Renewable power Lab; a trip to at least one of the 1st homes to obtain platinum certification for management in strength and Environmental layout (LEED); an "eco-friendly" Wal-Mart; and the world's greatest geothermal heating method.

half event and half research of what we are doing (or no longer doing) to maintain the planet, Greasy Rider is upbeat, humorous, and whole of unusual information regarding sustainable measures which are inside our reach.

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