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I just came across something I think is utterly fascinating- but it has nothing to do with Parallax or microprocessors- so moderators please delete if you think appropriate!(or inappriate).

I was watching a video about Formula-E motor racing. I have to say it doesn't do much for me- much prefer formula 1- anyway it turns out that in line with the 'eco friendly' message they are (trying) to promote, they charge their fancy batteries from a diesel engine generator!!
What a diesel??
Yes a diesel driven from a new fuel called 'Aquafuel'. Why Aquafuel?
Well it produces almost NO pollution. What's more its a waste product!
Too good to be true? How can this be?
Its over my head, but fortunately they produce a pdf document explaining everything and it makes very interesting reading.



  • TubularTubular Posts: 4,346

    Wow, an interesting article

    Back in 2009 one of the early Tesla roadster owners here in AU drove his car from Darwin to Adelaide, about 2000 miles, and managed to hit a record of 313 miles off a single standard charge, which was really impressive at the time. Buy yes in order to accommodate the full 2000mi journey a truck carrying a diesel generator on the back was needed to charge the Tesla for each segment, as I recall.

  • evanhevanh Posts: 10,934
    edited 2021-03-28 07:10

    Yes, reading the PDF, not only is the green credentials of glycerine as a fuel impressive, so is the method of production in a salt lake. So, the future isn't red weed but red algae. ;)

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