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Wausau natives building vegetable oil powers cars

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A 1996 VW Passat
A 1996 VW Passat

LOS ANGELES, Cal. (WSAU) – A pair of Wausau natives are going on a 6000 mile road trip in a car powered by vegetable oil to promote green energy.

Engineers Nicolas Pisca and Glenn Weinke have spent the last several years converting a number of different cars and vehicles to run on straight oil instead of bio-diesel. “We're taking what is essentially a waste product and converting it into something that can power a car.” Weinke says the process is cleaner than turning the oil into bio-diesel which requires harsh chemicals like lye and methanol.

Weinke says the pair will be putting together a full documentary to show people how to build cars like theirs, and show their trip across the eastern seaboard of the United States in the car. “We ought to have a lot of good footage, a lot of information for people when it's all done.” They'll be taking a 1996 VW Passat from Wausau and around the east coast and then back to Wausau.

You can learn more about their trip and how to build those cars by logging on to their website at http://nickpisca.com/wvo

See their video online and help donate for the trip at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1866069608/nick-and-glenns-cheap-and-eco-friendly-road-trip-d

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