Greasefest 2009!

How cool is this - a street festival for vegetable oil-fueled cars!

If you're in Holyoke, MA, on July 25, drop into Greasefest 2009, New England's premier vegetable oil event. It's put on by Greasecar Vegetable Fuel Systems, a 1999 NCIIA E-Team grantee.

All the details here. See you there.


Greasecar install on Discovery Channel

From diesel to vegetable oil... One of NCIIA's earliest grantees (in 1999), Greasecar has sold thousands of vegetable oil conversion kits from their base in Holyoke, Mass. In this clip from Discovery Tech, a diesel-guzzling truck is converted to run on fryer oil using a Greasecar kit.


The Bio-Logic Fuel System

Hampshire College, 1999 - $14,225

This E-Team, now incorporated as Greasecar, developed a kit that enables conventional diesel engines to run on unrefined waste vegetable oils. Biofuels are becoming increasingly important due to concerns regarding fossil fuel supplies, pollution and costs of pollution control, and other environmental concerns.

This project originally developed in the NCIIA-funded course Technological Innovation for a New Agriculture: Redefining the Tractor at Hampshire College. After receiving the grant the team founded Greasecar, which now has fifteen employees and annual sales over $1.2 million. They've sold over 4,000 Greasecar kits to date.

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