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Greasy Rider

Two Dudes, One Fry-oil-powered Car, and A Cross-country Search for A Greener Future
Melville, Greg (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Is it possible to drive coast-to-coast without stopping at a single gas pump? Journalist Greg Melville is determined to try. With his college buddy Iggy riding shotgun, this green-thinking guy—who's in love with the idea of free fuel—sets out on an enlightening road trip. The quest: to be the first people to drive cross-country in a french-fry car. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease Dumpsters along the way? More important, can two guys survive 192 consecutive hours together?

Their expedition on and off the road includes visits to the solar-powered Google headquarters; the National Ethanol Council; the wind turbines of southwestern Minnesota; the National Renewable Energy Lab; a visit to one of the first houses to receive platinum certification for leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); an "eco-friendly" Wal-Mart; and the world's largest geothermal heating system.

Part adventure and part investigation of what we're doing (or not doing) to preserve the planet, Greasy Rider is upbeat, funny, and full of surprising information about sustainable measures that are within our reach.


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Describes the cross-country odyssey of a freelance journalist and his college buddy in a dilapidated 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease and dumpsters along the way, detailing their visits to Google's solar-powered headquarters, the National Ethanol Council, wind turbines in Minnesota, and other alternative energy hotspots.

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Describes the cross-country odyssey of a freelance journalist and his college buddy in a dilapidated 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease and dumpsters along the way, detailing their visits to Google's solar-powered headquarters, the National Ethanol Council, wind turbines in Minnesota, and other alternative energy hotspots. Original.
Describes the cross-country trip of a journalist and his college friend in a dilapidated diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease and dumpsters, and details alternative energy hotspots.

Authors: Melville, Greg
Statement of Responsibility: Greg Melville
Title: Greasy rider
two dudes, one fry-oil-powered car, and a cross-country search for a greener future
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 257 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-257)
Subject Headings: Green movement Vegetable oils as fuel Melville, Greg Anecdotes Journalists Travel United States Anecdotes Automobile travel United States Anecdotes
Topical Term: Green movement
Vegetable oils as fuel
Journalists
Automobile travel
LCCN: 2008025991
ISBN: 9781565125957
1565125959
Branch Call Number: 333.7209 M
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