Arkansas State University Research Offers Cheaper Alternative to Petroleum Using Crops

As gas prices are on the rise, Arkansas State University College of Agriculture assistant professor Kevin Humphrey is researching different crops that can be converted into biodiesel that would work in small car engines. Humphrey, along with a team of undergraduates, has found a process to convert cooking oil into biodiesel as a cheaper, more environment-friendly alternative to petroleum. He obtains the cooking oil from nearby Chick-fil-As, and utilizes crops grown on campus for his research.

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