When Ken Rempel stopped for a construction delay on Highway 2 near Winnipeg, the flagman asked if he was the guy who ran his car on vegetable oil. The flagman had confused Rempel with another Highway 2 commuter, but just the same, Rempel’s interest was piqued.
Three days later, he spent a few thousand dollars to get his car converted to burn waste vegetable oil (WVO). His wife’s car was next. In the five years since then, the Elm Creek couple has driven over a half-million kilometres, combined, on deep-fryer leftovers.