Regional green fuels initiatives
In New Jersey, a group of farmers and other investors is on the verge of buying land in Gloucester County to build an ethanol factory. And in Kensington, a research-scale facility is under construction that would make biodiesel from the grease of Philly cheesesteaks and other fatty victuals.Love the idea that it could use grease; the article also discusses crop options other than corn, of which PA doesn't grow much. Look for your first opportunity to gas up with alternative fuel at 12th and Vine around November.
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All diesel trucks and buses can run without modification on biodiesel, which is made by chemically treating vegetable oil or animal fats. All new cars can run on gasoline that contains up to 10 percent ethanol, an alcohol fuel made from fermenting sugars from plants, including corn. And, unknown to many owners, more than 3.5 million newer cars can use an ethanol blend of up to 85 percent.
(I'd like credit for not having written "cropping up" in the first line here... ;)