June 14, 2013

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Record

Coffeepoweredcar 2013
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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Posted by Jay Brewer at June 14, 2013 5:42 AM
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