Talking 'bout a veggie oil revolution 

Rising gas prices and environmental concerns drive the movement to run vehicles on alternative fuels

click to enlarge PHOTO BY DAWN GREEN - big rig Pro freeskier Mark Abma used his recently convereted WVO truck to power his way to Alaska and back.
  • Photo BY dawn green
  • big rig Pro freeskier Mark Abma used his recently convereted WVO truck to power his way to Alaska and back.

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"Europe has all kinds of government-funded research on waste veggie oil to try to increase the technology and promote its use, and Canada doesn't really have anything like that," he says.

"It's getting more recognized that this is a good way to run an engine, but it's still kind of backwoods here in Canada — people still look at you funny when they hear about it."

Meanwhile, a lot of people ask about sustainability and Kerr agrees it's not sustainable to use our agricultural land to grow fuel for our vehicles.

But while he acknowledges there is only "X" amount of WVO in the world, he maintains there's a lot we're not using.

"It fills a niche — it's a stop-gap measure while we figure out what's actually going to work in the long run."

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