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CBC Teaches Bio-Fuel Technology

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PASCO, Wash--  Some students at Columbia Basin College were in class today, even though it's saturday!  A professor demonstrated how to convert a diesel passenger car to run on vegetable oil.  It's a lesson on the future of bio-fuels.
    

Professor Dan Van Holten says bio-fuel is an alternative source to petroleum that could end our dependence on foreign oil, but it's going to take a lot of work.

"A percentage of bio-fuel can be run in most any diesel, it's when you go to 100% bio-fuel, then it requires a little more preparation," says Van Holten.

He says the key to using bio-fuel is heating it up to keep it burning, which is why students and staff worked on finding better ways to keep it hot.

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