Other Notable Vehicles with Non-traditional Sources of Power
In 2010, Amtrak tested a 20 per cent beef-tallow-based biodiesel. Results showed the fuel didn’t damage the engines or make emissions worse.
A R63 million yacht uses solar- and wind-generated electricity to split hydrogen from seawater, feeding a fuel cell that can power the boat.
A Toyota test car adds microorganisms to solid waste. Remove the CO from the 2 resulting biogas, add water vapor, and you have hydrogen.
At a farm co-op in France (of course), duck fat is heated to 120 ˚ C to boil off the water, then combined with alcohol and potassium hydroxide to create biodiesel that is mixed with diesel to run the tractor.