Biodiesel risks in the woods

Biodiesel is the fancy name for using waste restaurant fryer fat as a fuel for a diesel engine. Boston.com reported a risk in using those fuels out where bears can be found.

Larry Joy, a 53-year-old electrician, said the bear shattered a window on his 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit, tipped the plastic fuel tank on its side, and gnawed on car hoses about two weeks ago. He said the evidence included muddy paw prints around the broken window and a pool of cooking oil on the rear floorboards.

The report also mentions that the engine needs to get warmed up on dinosaur diesel until it is at 90F. Then it is warm enough to thin out the fryer diesel. But that generates a sweet smell, like “cheeseburgers,” when the temperature hits 150.

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