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Visit the World’s Fastest Vegetable Oil-Powered Vehicle May 27

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 9:44 pm / May 25, 2017

A photo of two men and a vegetable oil powered truckSeveral years ago, a Boise State University student club built the world’s fastest vegetable oil-powered vehicle, a truck that officially clocked 203 mph. Following that world record-setting victory, and with the help of Boise State’s Venture College, students Dave Schenker and Patrick Johnston launched Greenspeed Research, a nonprofit aimed at helping kids learn more about renewable energy in STEM fields, as well as develop a facility to advance green technology through motor sports.

From 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 27, Greenspeed Research is hosting an open house to celebrate its expanded facility, located at 212 E. 34th Street in Garden City.

Families, including children of all ages, are welcome to come see high-tech manufacturing demonstrations, learn how to weld, talk with high school students who built their own solar go-karts, sit in the world’s fastest vegetable-powered vehicle and more. The public is encouraged to stop on by and check it out.