Ten years ago, Charles Anderson was a land surveyor frustrated over the high cost of gas. Today, he's an alternative fuel "guru" traveling around the world converting vehicles to run on chicken grease. So he went into his garage and decided to do something about it.

Reported by: Jessica Williams
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2009 @06:33am CST

Ozarksfirst.com: Springfield, MO -- French fries, chicken wings, deep fried ice cream. You might be thinking, those all sound like foods that aren't on my diet plan. But they could help your wallet. Thanks to one Springfield man's invention, you might be able to use a bottle of vegetable oil as fuel.

10 years ago Charles Anderson was a land surveyor and Japanese interpreter. But it always bothered him how much money he had to spend on gas. "I'm inherently cheap," said Anderson.

So he went into his garage and decided to do something about it. "I had no idea that I was going to be an alternative fuel guru that went all over the world converting vehicles to run on chicken grease," said Anderson.

10 years later, Anderson is starting to get international attention. "We're shipping to Europe, Africa, Japan, plus all the places in the states," said Anderson. ...

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