Is It Possible For A Car To Be Fueled On Coffee Beans?
Commentary: Cars, cars, what else will they find out that they can use as fuel? There was an interesting report on FoxNews.Com which reported a car called the "Bean Machine" hit a verified top speed of 65.5 mph on an airport in the U.K.
Its creator Martin Bacon told FoxNews.com that the car will travel approximately 55 miles on a 22-pound bag of pallets, which in wood form costs about $2.50. The heater powered by charcoal enables this process.
No, you didn't hear wrong, I did say the "Bean Machine" and not a "Cup of Coffee Machine" because it is fueled by pellets made from chaff coming off of the coffee beans at the time of the roasting process, a process where it's heated and broken down into carbon monoxide and hydrogen; it's cooled down, filtered and combusted in an internal combustion engine.
I've heard about a lot of things but fueling a car with coffee bean pellets is absolutely amazing and I do hope in the future they'll invent a way to reduce the amount of pellets to get more speed and mileage. Who would have ever thought about this - I'd say someone is intelligent? Could this be another excellent process to look at for producing a possible fuel source in the future?
The roasting process is called gasification and it works with about any other carbon-based substance. It's similar to the coal-powered vehicles that were used and driven during World World War II. The "Bean Machine" can also run on wood pellets. I'm glad to see that research is being conducted by individuals and sponsored by retailers to produce a different fuel source.
A food retailer called the Co-operative, a sponsored food retailer, commissioned the car to celebrate 10 years of selling Fairtrade coffees. This was Bacon's third coffee-powered car and he doesn't have to pay a penny for his coffee pellets either because it is a sponsored car.
Barbara Kasey Smith is the writer of this artile based on information heard on the FoxNews Channel & followed-up on FoxNews.Com Internet Site.
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