At about this time last year, Chelsea Green recieved a letter from a student at UVM who was looking for funding for a senior project. Zach Carson  was planning to convert an old bus to run on vegetable oil, and planned to take it on an alternative fuel tour across the country after graduating in May. We were happy to sign on to the project, but wondered about the outcome after we heard that the bus broke down, stranding its the crew in Denver in mid-july. Well, we’ve now learned that Zach persevered. He’s now teamed up with Realenergy.net  in Sebastapol, CA, and a story about his project ran in yesterday’s New York Times . Nice going, Zach!