24 May '11, 2pm

Ford, Georgia Tech to build biofueled, hydraulic hybrid "Green Eco School Bus"

Ford, Georgia Tech to build biofueled, hydraulic hybrid "Green Eco School Bus"

Georgia Tech and Ford collaborate on "Green Eco School Bus" The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ford Motor Company Fund are partnering on the nation's first conversion of a school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel. Atlanta Public Schools donated the bus for the project. At 11:30 a.m. on May 13, students at Mary Lin Elementary School are painting the "Green Eco School Bus" green and organizing a drive to collect used cooking oil for processing into biodiesel, a renewable energy source. Conducted by Georgia Tech, the project is financed by a $50,000 Ford College Community Challenge Grant, one of five given annually for a student-led project that matches university resources with an urgent community need related to sustainability. This project focuses on converting existing school buses into hydraulic hybrids, which could lower greenhouse...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/05/24/ford-georgia-tech-to...

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