May 19, 2008

Truck Runs on Single Serve Coffee Grounds - Coffee Drinkers Rejoice


Gas prices are really high in the US, and over the next few Summer months expected to climb higher. We're starting to see a lot of innovation in the world of the combustion engine, with hybrid models of cars that use electric and gas, and also diesel cars converting over to run on vegetable oil. Given the variety of different methods you could pick to power your automobile, we never thought we'd see a truck powered by coffee grinds.

The truck above is powered by a wood gas generator, and this one runs on coffee grounds. The Cafe Racer is a 1975 GMC pickup that burns up used coffee to create a combustible gas. This method of powering a vehicle is called "gasification", and the article below has lots of cool info on how gasification can be used, and pros and cons of the method.

Sure a tank of "coffee grounds" is going to require a lot of used K Cups or coffee pods, but in the end you'll be not only drinking "Fair Trade Organic" coffee, but also helping out the environment when you drive to work.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at May 19, 2008 6:32 AM
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