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University of Maine Chemical Engineers Compete in Alt. Energy Race 

The race to find alternative energy sources continues throughout the country.Some are looking into wind and solar to provide electricity, others are trying to make our homes and offices more energy efficient.And, there are groups looking into what might fuel the cars of the future.On Sunday, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers held its 11th annual Chem-E-Car competition in Nashville, Tennessee.Teams from 31 U.S. universities, including the University of Maine, took part in the competition.Past teams entered cars that ran on everything from hydrogen fuel cells to beef liver and hydrogen peroxide.The teams must build shoebox sized cars powered by controlled chemical reactions.