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I don’t know about you but I Google for just about everything. Sure there are other search engines but I can usually find what I’m looking for with the G monster. So I thought it might be interesting to do a little search for some news about corn. Besides us, who else is posting corn info? This might become a regular post. Let me know what you think of the idea. Of course you can always email in links to ones you find interesting too.

Here’s an interesting piece from ABC-7 News about some high school students who converted their school bus in Immokalee, FL to run on corn oil.

Automotive Tech Teacher Phillip Wall challenged his students to convert the gas guzzling bus to run 100-percent on vegetable oil.

Students had to do a lot of research and even had to find vegetable oil from local restaurants.

They also created solar-powered hot tanks that separate the oil, so sediment will settle at the bottom - allowing clean vegetable oil to rise to the top for fueling the bus.

“It’s like, mission accomplished. We did something nobody has done. This is the first high school to do something,” said student Andres Garza.