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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Fry fuel: McDonald's franchisee runs car on it

Title:
Fry fuel: McDonald's franchisee runs car on it

Abstract:
AMORY, Miss. - Most drivers fuel their vehicles with gasoline. Robert Tomey powers his with French fry grease. The owner of four McDonald's — in Amory, Aberdeen, Houston and Vernon, Ala. — recently converted his Volkswagen Beetle and the company's Ford pickup truck to run on used vegetable oil drained from his fryers. Tomey once spent more than $350 a week for diesel — he now spends next to nothing. The entire conversion costs about $1,350 per vehicle — $795 for the kit and $550 for the installation. Tomey will recoup that cost in about eight months with the money he'll save on diesel. (Associated Press article by Emily Le Coz via the MSNBC web site. Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.)

URL:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11809771/

Source:
Associated Press via MSNBC

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
March 14, 2006

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