Cottonseed Oil Contributes To Biofuel Land Speed Record

November 27, 2011
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As reported this week by Inhabitat, a Chevy S10 has set a new world land speed record for a truck powered by biofuel — in this case, a blend of cottonseed oil and sunflower oil. The vehicle, tricked out with a Cummins diesel, hit 155 miles per hour at El Mirage Dry Lake in southern California.

The pickup was engineered by students at Boise State University in Idaho.

Their eventual goal: hit 215 mph next year, although the fuel on later attempts may be Canola oil, according to the report.

Boise State's Greenspeed team after the record run earlier this month. Photo: Boise State University

 

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