As I sat in my car yesterday, listening to NPR on WYPR (YOUR Public Radio, get it?), the discussion was about bio-diesel and the featured guest was the head of Baltimore Biodiesel
. This organization operates the only biodiesel station in Baltimore along the I95 corridor. It is frequented by the likes of Stephen Stills and other musicians' tour buses en route to the next gig because the like the green aspect of operating their buses.
Several callers discussed their experiences with the fuel and someone mentioned the difficulty of using the biodiesel in colder climates because it tends to jell.
Backstory alert...you can skip this part:
I think that I have previously mentioned that back in the 80's we bought an '81 Chevette with an Isuzu diesel engine. That winter we lived through 5 below temps and cutting the diesel with kerosene was a pain so I bought a fuel line warmer. I put it in the fuel line, wired it up the jell problems went away.
I called in to the show to discuss this option and my salivary glands suddenly opened up like a sub blowing its ballast tanks. By the time I finished my call, I had used up the car's supply of extra napkins to avoid having to change my shirt.
Let me say this about that. I called in to a sports talk show earlier this year and had a completely dry mouth for the entire conversation. Both calls are the extent of my radio call in career.
I really do think it's an NPR thing. Really.