CLEVELAND – Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) is now running a newly decaled alternative-fuel delivery truck that has been modified to run on straight vegetable oil (SVO), according to the Web site beeradvocate.com. In addition, GLBC co-owner Patrick Conway and Biodiesel Cleveland founder Ray Holan have both modified their diesel vehicles to run on SVO, and GLBC co-owner Daniel Conway recently transitioned to the alternative vehicles market with the purchase of a hybrid Honda Accord, according to the report. Costs to convert diesel vehicles to run on SVO range from $400 to $2,000. GLBC’s vehicles hold a blend of biodiesel and regular diesel (20-percent pure biodiesel and 80-percent petroleum diesel) to pre-heat the SVO fuel, and another tank holds SVO. After starting and running on diesel for about seven miles, the truck then runs on SVO at the flip of a switch for the rest of the trip.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials

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