Is it really possible to drive across the country on nothing but leftover French fry grease? This Link TV special takes you on an environmentally-friendly journey into the fascinating new frontier of alternative fuels with the documentary Greasy Rider. In addition, host Aimee Allison talks with Karri Ving, the biofuels coordinator for San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission, which collects waste vegetable oil from restaurants for conversion into biofuel. Ms. Allison also speaks with William Hibbits, a mechanic with Veg Rev, who tells you how to turn your diesel vehicle into an earth-friendly model.
As part of this special, Link is airing the documentary Greasy Rider: picture a cross country road trip powered by vegetable oil in a 1981 Mercedes Benz. Greasy Rider follows two filmmakers, Joey Carey and J.J. Beck, as they meet with fellow Greasecar drivers, friends, and critics. Traveling as far south as New Orleans and as far north as Seattle, the car is powered by used cooking grease collected at restaurants along the way.
The film includes interviews with Morgan Freeman, Noam Chomsky, Yoko Ono, and Tommy Chong, and the founders of four vegetable oil conversion kit companies, Greasecar, Greasel, Plant Drive, and Frybrid, as they discuss the viability of vegetable oil as fuel.
To learn more, and view a trailer, visit the official Greasy Rider website.