Wednesday, May 6, 2009

You can't eat gasoline...

This is awesome....


LONDON – Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers. Its makers hope the racer will go 145 mph and give manufacturers ideas about how to build more ecologically friendly vehicles.
The car runs on vegetable oils and chocolate waste that has been turned into biofuel. The steering wheel is made out of plant-based fibers derived from carrots and other root vegetables, and the seat is built of flax fibre and soybean oil foam. The body is also made of plant fibers.
Scientists at the University of Warwick say their car is the fastest to run on biofuels and also be made from biodegradable materials. It has been built to Formula 3 specifications about the car's size, weight, and performance.


I was driving to work this morning and was stuck behind a giant tour bus (the seniors with fannypacks kind not the Rock of Love kind) that was just spewing out all this black smoke. Now this is a bus that is constantly on the road and there are tons more like it and they are just polluting the air nonstop every single day. It's really disgusting and the fact that there are alternative fuels that we can use but just aren't available to us is really frustrating. I try to be as green as possible with little things but this would be a huge step it's just kinda sad that those big gas companies probably won't let it happen as soon as we would like.


6 comments:

  1. It really is sad that some people would rather make a profit than aim for what's best.

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  2. I always hate seeing buses giving off visible pollution like that, but maybe it's better than all of its passengers driving separate cars. I agree with you,though, that big companies are not always as concerned with the greater good as they are with their income.

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  3. Yeah it's pretty gross watching the black smoke coming out of vehicles. I wish they would give them a ticket!

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  4. OH I hate that smell sew much and know exactly what you are talking about.....YUCK! I have a Keylette in my shop that you would love...It's Pink leopard too. Thanks for following my much neglected blog and I love yours!

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  6. Hi Rachel! New chocolat~fuel cars...oooh I can't wait! Perhaps it will smell like chocolat cookies.hehe So sad with stinkin buses...all you need to do is visit the heart of LONDON and look at the buildings...which equals are poor little lungs:(
    I am really liking the chocolat though!!!YUM
    ~Miss Kris~

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