If you’ve ever had the thought of taking waste vegetable oil and converting it into biofuel but thought that you didn’t have enough space or time or knowledge… I dare say think again.

At From Red to Green,  a blog by an anonymous chap from the UK, you will find a chronicle of his attempt to, according to his About tab:

“lead an environmentally friendly life from other peoples waste. Oh, and one that might actually provide an income at some point…”

I read the blog from beginning to end to get a full grasp of what he was doing (and going back to the “lack of knowledge” that I was talking about, I was humbled by how little I really knew about biofuel comparitively). Also, I should note that he found alot of what he needed to know on-line and through trial and error.

Within a month he went from leaving leaflets at local restaurants and takeaways to gaining the possibility of collecting WVO from over one hundred schools in his county. And the proof is in his pictures and descriptions that for American’s require a bit of conversion (ex. liters to gallons and pounds to dollars)

The blog ends abruptly with his exclamation on March 1, 2008:

“A whopping 440 litres tonight! -)

Maybe it’s because he’s so busy and couldn’t get back to the computer but I can’t wait to hear what he says when he does come back. He doesn’t have an RSS feed or a blog roll (really he has a bare template, nothing categorized). I’m hopeful that he’s doing well and my favorite picture of his (the one above) is from Feb. 29, entitled:

“The first 1000 litres is on its way to its new owner!”

I tried to contact the man who is blogging about manufacturing biofuel out of his backyard, and transporting in a horse box but haven’t heard back yet. His blog is a great story of making something out of nothing and to quote him “I am a great believer in not counting my chickens until they have hatched, grown up and are served in a bun with chilli mayo.”

Let me know what YOU think of the site by commenting below. Is this something American’s can do considering the state of our gas prices compared to Europe’s and is it something that is worth doing on a mass scale? It seems so new, yet profitable and earth friendly.

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