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    Posted May 2, 2014 by
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    The future of renewable fuel

    For any Star Wars fan, one dreams of owning the Millennium Falcon - but for one appreciator of the George Lucas franchise, he has gone one step better, designing a vehicle that may use the technology to make a real Falcon-esque car. This is the story of Luis Aponte.

    I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, I thought we'd be driving flying cars and have them all fueled by garbage. What happened???

    It may surprise you to learn that the United States consumes one out of every five barrels of oil produced on the planet. There are 194 other countries that have to split the remaining four barrels of oil. When oil eventually runs out, what do you think will happen when all the countries of the world compete for the last resources of petroleum?

    I feel we need to explore as many renewable fuel and energy resources as quickly as possible and I believe our youth are the key to making that possible.

    Based on my research, I discovered how relying on a limited source of fossil fuel, such as petroleum, is dangerous to our economy, national security, environment, and especially our health.

    Oil is running out and future depends on our youth (children, teenagers, and college students) getting excited about developing the future of fuel and transportation.

    An idea is born...
    I thought, what better way to inspire an entire generation to think about alternative cars and fuels than to create a car that looks like the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars and have it run on biodiesel! How cool would that be?

    Read more about Luis Aponte's project here:

    The project was already featured on Virgin News

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