Cooking Oil Bus

By: Jason Davis
By: Jason Davis

With prices going up and down like a roller coaster, many folks are looking for cheaper fuel sources.

Some students at the Jackson Academy for Applied Technology has come up with a way for diesel engines to operate on something most of us throw away, used cooking oil.

It’s a ratio of about 90 percent vegetable oil to 10 percent diesel. The kit to convert the bus to use vegetable oil costs about $900. That includes delivery lines, a 60 gallon tank, and a filter to remove impurities from the oil.

Students from all over the campus are all contributing to the project. Even the art students are helping out, giving the bus a unique paint job. The bus could represent the wave of the future, a wave of old cooking oil.

The school bus will use the oil put out by their cafeteria.


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