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springmom

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Chocolate-fueled veggie race car
« on: May 06, 2009, 11:49:04 am »
http://green.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090505/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_chocolate_racer.html

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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.

Of course it does.  God knows WE run on chocolate.   :clap  Of course, if this takes off, we are going to have to get a Save The Chocolate movement started. 

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    Re: Chocolate-fueled veggie race car
    « Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 11:51:50 am »
    Smog would certainly be more pleasant!  Can you imagine sitting on a Houston freeway and smelling Godiva?

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    Re: Chocolate-fueled veggie race car
    « Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 12:18:40 pm »
    My first thought was "What a waste of chocolate!!" (Unless they can just extract the calories and run the car on that).

    My second was "Would I really want to go 145 MPH in a vehicle built from vegetable fibers??"

    I actually think ideas like this are wonderful. As long as they keep pumping that Texas crude, drill ANWR, drill offshore, build some nuclear plants, continue to use coal.....

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