Maine Root Handcrafted Beverages


Bio-Diesel DiagramFor local Portland delivery, Maine Root was dropped off in a Vegetable Powered VW Diesel. The Jetta “pickup truck” was converted by Matt to run on Recycled fryer oil collected from local restaurants. It’s true, when you sniffed the exhaust pipe, it smelled like Chinese food or French fries (depending where the oil came from). In fact he first diesel engines (invented by Rudolf Diesel in the late 1800's) were actually designed to run on plant oils. By using “waste” oil as fuel, we are utilizing a product that was destined for a landfill. Even better, the emissions are MUCH, much cleaner! Tests vary, but results show that running on SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil) produces 40% less soot than diesel, and 50 - 75% cleaner overall. Not only is SVO a renewable resource that's better for your engine, but it's eco-friendly as well. All that and a case of Root Beer!