May 15, 2013
Ryan Groendyk’s master’s degree thesis project, “Living Off the Fat of the Land,” is the first graduate project to come from MSU’s Form from Thought Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research and studio environment in the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
This blog is dedicated to an ongoing project revolving around my art car. I’ll be tracking my experiences running this car on biofuels including waste vegetable oil, bio-diesel, and anything else I decide to pour down the hatch along the way. My goal is to pay for the cost of the car by running free fuel, and to start a conversation about renewable energy. I’m also focusing on getting the emissions of this vehicle as close to carbon neutral as possible. It is both a place for me to collect my experiences with this project and a resource for others who may be interested in doing similar things.