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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Fuel for car and body


Behind the usual baskets of arugula, radishes and cucumbers at the Land's Sake Farm stand, at 86 Wellesley Street, you can see the community farm's latest addition to its crops: biodiesel.

The fuel, sold in bright yellow gallon containers, is made from vegetable oil or animal feed byproducts.

Land's Sake Executive Director Grey Lee says it can be used as either an additive to regular diesel fuel or in place of it.

"It's 100 percent biodegradable. You can eat it on a salad - it's perfectly benign stuff," Grey says. "Not that people are doing that."

The biodiesel can be purchased any time the farm stand is open - from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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