This Car Runs on Wine and Cheese

August 29, 2011

As the challenges with global warming become ever more pronounced, scientists seek alternative fuels to power cars. At an eco rally last week (partially sponsored by the Prince of Wales's environmental initiative, Start), engineers unveiled the Lotus Exige 270E Tri-Fuel, a car that can run on wine and cheese byproducts

You might think that sounds crazy, but the scientists think they're on to something. The wine would be of a somewhat lower quality than what we consume and the cheese would actually be whey, a common byproduct from the cheese-making process. 

The car is still in the experimental phase, but ideas like this appear to be gaining traction mainstream. What do you think? Could we take food byproducts and power our cars in the future?

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Sharon Nelson's picture

Car runs on wine and cheese.