Ford pickup runs on organic waste pellets
An Englishman set a Guinness World Record for fastest coffee-powered vehicle February 19, at 104 km/h (65 mph), reports the Daily Mail.
Martin Bacon, 42, set the record in a specially-modified Ford P100 pickup truck he's spent the past 10 years putting together.
The "Coffee Car" heats coffee chaff pellets – actually a byproduct of the coffee production process – in a charcoal fire, turning them into carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas, which is cooled, filtered and piped into the engine.
The vehicle is thought to be one of the only ones in the world that runs on coffee chaff pellets in particular – Bacon's put together a few others – but the gasification process it uses to turn those pellets into energy is not new.
The vehicle was commissioned by coffee retailer The Co-Operative to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their switching to fair trade coffee.
(Daily Mail and YouTube)