The first U.S. school buses could be running environmentally friendly vehicle recycling, bio-fuels that are ready to promote Road Atlanta, Georgia.
"Eco Green School Bus" school bus into a traditional hydraulic hybrid vehicles that run fuels, such as recycling used cooking oil.
Hybrid vehicles use hydraulic pressure fluid, other energy sources. It uses a pump or motor that uses the power and braking. The pressure of the fluid power pump and motor processes.
Designers bus' and the developer, Georgia Tech Professor Michael Leamy, and students seeking a school bus for other changes that hydraulic hybrids, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduced transportation costs in schools.
The team also conducted a large-scale change in cost-benefit analysis of school bus fleet of hydraulic hybrid drive to restore lost braking power.
"We hope our research will lead to cleaner, more efficient school bus to school districts, the Atlanta Public Schools to significantly reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions," says Professor Leamy.
But the biggest beneficiaries of the project, the community college in Atlanta, do not feel comfortable and wait for its eco-bus. Mary Lin Elementary School students who organized a campaign to collect used cooking oil for processing biodiesel buses. They took a full overview of the green bus.
"Our students want to learn new ways to care for the environment. Eco Green School Bus turns out to be a theoretical concept to finish off a fun and exciting way to encourage learning," said Mary Lin, Brian Mitchell.
In the meantime, Ford got 50 thousand dollars to finance projects in the challenge to Ford Community College, Ford, or C3. This program includes 32 partner universities and colleges, student-led project to create a specific social problems.
The five selected projects each year, and $ 50 000 each. Previous winners include Ford C3 energy project called Generation of Energy Technology at the University of Michigan students in 2009. Low-income seniors in a home studio during the winter and the project has won the hand in hand with energy efficiency projects, such as bike-sharing and the energy efficiency of residential use of information technology.
Ford is working on projects for energy efficiency to other universities. Erb Enterprise in collaboration with SEI Global Finance Model of the poorest cities in Michigan to help improve facilities and reduce energy consumption and costs.
Promise City to finance energy imrothlacha $ 50,000 Ford Motor Co. Fund, which awards grants to Ford C3.