Scripps Institution of Oceanography alum Kristian Gustavson riding his racing motorcycle powered by a 50/50 blend of biodiesel derived from algae and cooking oil waste from UC San Diego. On March 24, 2012, Gustavson reached 94.6 MPH, while his One Barrel for Baja project team member Devin Chatterjie reached 96.2 MPH on 100 percent algae-derived Green Crude fuel supplied by Sapphire Energy Inc. Together, they established the fastest and only known algae-fueled motorcycle speed records at The Texas Mile land speed event in Beeville, Texas. Portions of the fuel were created by UC San Diego students under the guidance of Scripps scientist Greg Mitchell’s Scripps Photobiology Group, with assistance from the San Diego Center for Algal Biotechnology.
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