Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Students Build Biodiesel Chopper

By Greg Amos—Lancaster Online
It wasn't the typical garage-built chopper.
       As Lt. Governor Jim Cawley took a lap around the parking lot on the largest student-built biodiesel motorcycle ever fabricated in the country, many spectators commented that they could smell French fries instead of the usual smoky exhaust that comes from any kind of combustion engine.
       From the engine to the dual tanks (one for engine oil, one for biodiesel fuel) down to the paint job, nothing about this motorcycle was typical. Nor was it meant to be.
       Lancaster County Career & Technology Center in partnership with Worley & Obetz Inc. of Manheim unveiled the 1900cc biofuel motorcycle built around a 2002 refurbished Volkswagen Jetta engine May 25 in front of the Willow Street campus.

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