Biofuel racers: ‘Give grease a chance’
by David Masters
August 19, 2008
A group of environmental campaigners is encouraging the world to ‘give grease a chance’ by racing from London to Athens in vehicles powered by waste chip fat.
In the ‘Grease to Greece Rally’, 25 competitors in ten teams are racing 2,500 miles to Athens in vehicles specially modified to be fuelled using chip fat.
Competitors in the race will have to scavenge waste oil from chip shops and kebab joints on route.
Teams will be able to sell excess chip fat to other teams for ‘GreaseMarks’, and the team with the most GreaseMarks upon arrival in Athens will be the winner.
Environmental campaigner Andy Pag, 34, from Croyden, London, thought up the idea for the trip when his wife suggested that a trip to Europe would be nice.
Last year Pag drove from the UK to Timbuktu in a lorry powered by biodiesel made using waste chocolate.
Having set off this weekend, the teams hope to reach Athens by 27th September.
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