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Diesels continue to set records all over the place. Audi and Peugeot are dominating the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with their diesel-powered race cars. The mighty Touareg TDI destroys the offroad competition at Dakkar. Volkwagen's TDI cup is gaining popularity and respect. And who could forget Willie Run '08 (hehe)? Well now, a team of Canadians are on the verge of completing a 45,000-km (27,962-mi) trip in their waste vegetable oil (WVO)-burning Mitsubishi Delica diesel minivan.

In March, Cloe Whittaker and Tyson Jerry broke the standing record of 38,137 km (23,697 mi), set back in 2006 by a German team, as they crisscrossed the continent, stopping to talk to local schools about sustainability. By the time they're done, they'll have driven through every state, province and territory in the U.S. and Canada, all on WVO donated by restaurants they pass along the way. Check out a video interview with Whittaker and Jerry after the jump and check out the team's website here.

[Source: Treehugger]

Tyson Jerry and Cloe Whittaker Break Record for Alternative Fuel from Lloyd Alter on Vimeo.

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