Gladstone students aim to make Chevy S-10 sustainable using alternative fuels, fluids

GLADSTONE, Mich. (WLUC) – A Munising man is helping students in Gladstone get a hands-on automotive education.

Over the next few months, students in the auto shop class at Gladstone High School will be converting a Chevy S-10 into a vehicle that is completely bio-based and will run off of soy-based fuel and fluids.

Munising Biobased coach, Chris Case, with the United Soybean Board donated the car and is going to teach the students about the way the fluids are used.

He wants students to get hands-on experience working with alternative fuel sources. “We are going to try and make this vehicle bio-based, there will be no petroleum products in this vehicle when it’s done,” Case said. “The anti-freeze, the engine, the grease, the gear lube, the transmission fluid.”

He says the project gives students a way to work on the cutting edge of the industry.

“Agriculturally grown products, bio-based products,…

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