The pioneers who are developing non-automotive uses for biofuels are a lot like those guys. They collect fry grease. They build unconventional generators. They do everything they can to live without depending on utility companies. Like the fry guys, they're far from mainstream.
But these are the people who are showing the way to live a different life. They haven't eschewed modern conveniences for a simpler life; rather, they've complicated their lives to incorporate modern conveniences while leaving fossil fuels behind.
Let's look at some of the things these folks work to achieve -- without a gas line or a power pole anywhere in sight.