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Car powered by vegetable oil

Car powered by vegetable oil
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Key Info
  • Car powered by vegetable oil
  • Duration: 01:23
  • Three teenagers from Lancashire are driving to Greece using vegetable oil as fuel. The team have a transit van which is converted to run on waste cooking oil. They hope to make the journey by collecting oil from restaurants and cafes along the way. A graphic map shows the route they will be taking. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 8 August 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Chem: Oil and Fuels

  • Keywords: conversions, renewable, energy, chemistry, engineering, vehicles, carbon footprint, climate change
Ideas for use in class
  • GCSE Chemistry - start off discussions on the possibility of using vegetable oils as fuels.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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