No that's not the Doc from Back to the Future in the back of the coffee powered truck.
TIME.com has pretty interesting feature on a converted Ford pickup truck called the Coffee Car Mark 2 which is the world’s fastest coffee-powered vehicle. This is how they did the coffee to powering the truck translation.
The owner installed a charcoal stove on the car, which breaks down coffee-bean chaff into carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
The gas is cooled and filtered, and the hydrogen is used to power a modified gasoline engine.
The coffee car hit a top speed of 65 m.p.h. in the presence of a Guinness adjudicator at Woodford Airfield in Manchester, England, on Feb. 19.
Perhaps this could be the solution we need to finally rid ourselves of not only by-products of coffee making, but other things as well. The only problem we see - emissions are not going to past muster with everyone driving around with coffee powered cars. :-) Full video after the jump.
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