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Coffee for me and my Car

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Doomsday101, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Coffee: Is there anything it can’t do?

    In addition to providing a morning energy boost for millions of undercaffeinated people and reportedly helping lower stroke risks, it can also be used to fuel a Guinness World Record–breaking car, as a British conservationist discovered.

    Martin Bacon, 42, converted a Ford pickup truck into Coffee Car Mark 2 — the world’s fastest coffee-powered vehicle. Bacon installed a charcoal stove on the car, which breaks down coffee-bean chaff (a by-product of the roasting process) 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.



    Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/03/18/coffee-powered-car-breaks-world-record/#ixzz2O1HMo3vB
     
  2. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Just how much carbon monoxide? Better than gasoline engines?
     

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