Warwick's clean racer
BOSTON--The MIT Energy Conference, now in its fifth year, is the place to show off energy inventions and discuss how to tackle big-picture energy challenges.
Among those presenting over the weekend was the University of Warwick in the U.K., which showed off this WorldFirst Racing car which runs on biodiesel from waste oils. The body itself is built from light-weight carbon composite materials but other portions of the car are made from renewable materials, including hemp, flax, carrots, and other agricultural products. Although it is a demonstration machine, the car is no slouch on the track either, able to hit 147 miles per hour.
March 8, 2010 12:03 PM PST
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