Not just cars are being modified to run on alternative fuels
, some recreational vehicles are also receiving the same treatment. A group of high school students at Arlington High School in New York enrolled in a Principles of Engineering honors course set the goal of creating a vehicle that would run on biodiesel
fuel. The students were helping to achieve the lofty goal of energy independence. Not only did the students modify the frame to fit the diesel
engine, a separate group of students from an advanced placement environmental studies class created the fuel from waste grease from the cafeteria. The school project was initiated in response to conversations with big local businesses who indicated they look for young employees with more than schooling in core subjects.
[Source: Poughkepsie Journal]