Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fuel Reactor Built By Students Helping UCF Save Money on Biodiesel Fuel (With Video)

July 10, 2008
By Chad Binette

With the cost of diesel fuel exceeding four dollars a gallon, enterprising University of Central Florida students designed and built a system that converts used vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel – for just 80 cents a gallon.

In just two days, a water heater and a variety of tanks, tubes and valves convert restaurants’ used vegetable oil into fuel that works in any diesel vehicle. Three of the students have run their vehicles on the fuel, and it also powers several university vehicles.

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