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Manhattan College Veggie Car

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The project was to convert a diesel fuel powered car to a car powered by waste vegetable oil (WVO). This alternative fuel produces less air pollution than diesel fuel. Research was done to compare miles per gallon and the energy out-put of WVO versus other alternative fuels. Measurements were also made for emissions of several different types of fuels. Results indicate the mpg of WVO is about the same as diesel, but the WVO is more environmentally friendly and industries are willing to pay to have their waste oil taken away and recycled. Eric Spargimino a Manhattan College student, is using the car as a creative method to spread awareness about alternative fuels and the environmental engineering field. This is an on-going project with new research and advancements always being made.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2007

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