Did You Want That To Go? Coffee Powered Car Hits Bristol
With petrol prices at an all time high, Eco-enthusiast Martin Bacon turned to the next most readily available liquid to source the fuel for his car (apart from water, or wee) - Coffee. Although not strictly a viable option for the family runaround, the converted pick up does at least demonstrate the viability of alternate resources and probably smells quite nice.
It all works by converting the coffee beans (and other waste materials) into a gas mixture and then some other chemistry magic. Sorry that was a bit of a cop out. But it does work, and it set a speed record for vehicles in its class. I'm not sure what else is in it's class, I can only assume a Mondeo that runs on a mixture of cherryade and party rings, or a Fiat Multipla that requires a constant supply of roast parsnips.
The 'Bean Machine' will be stopping by on it's 1600 mile tour of the UK at the Broadmead Lane Cooperative in Keynsham on Sunday morning at 10 - with the Discovery Channel in tow if you want to check it out.
Photos courtesy of Martin Bacon. Find our more about the Cooperative coffee powered car on http://coffeecar.org/