15 Dec '11, 3pm

Veggie-Fueled Pickup Truck Sets New Land Speed Record at 155 MPH

Veggie-Fueled Pickup Truck Sets New Land Speed Record at 155 MPH

In mid-November, the members Greenspeed club headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to put their Chevy pickup truck to the test. Stripped of all aesthetics, running on a '93 Dodge engine and burning an unorthodox fuel, it was there to challenge the land speed record for vegetable oil-powered vehicles: 109 mph. On its first run, it flew past that benchmark at 139 mph. On its second, it set the new bar even higher: 155 mph. © Holly Salewski The journey to success was not a quick one. Dave Schenker founded the club at Boise State University with a group of undergraduates , with the intention of building the first super high-performance vehicle to successfully run on vegetable oil. He spent months raising the $125,000 from local sponsors to rebuild the old truck with the parts it would need to set a new record. He and the students spent much of the summer putting it toget...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/student-built-veggie-fuele...

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