Magic Fuel Bus: High School Students Power Bus with Bio-Diesel

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For teacher Bob Smith, there’s no reason why his students’ brain power can’t help move them forward — literally.

Students at the small East Burke High School in rural Connelly Springs, North Carolina, are taking the chemistry lesson out of the lab by turning used cooking oil into bio-diesel.

In the past year, the students have made over 90 gallons of fuel from the used food product, which the local school district uses to power school buses.

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