USU races vehicle powered by algae and safflower seed fuel

Utah State University is blazing trails at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a race car fueled by algae and safflower seeds.

Researchers are using the speedway to market what they believe is the fuel of the future. For some, salt is the stuff dreams are made of. “Racing on the salt is something I’ve been wanting to do for probably 35 years,” said Steve Menendez.

Menendez came all the way from St. Louis, Missouri, to break a record at the World of Speed. He went nearly 135 miles per hour in a small-engine diesel truck. That's about 30 miles per hour over the previous record.