CHRIS FREMANTLE

What art have I seen?

Posted in Research, Sited work by chrisfremantle on May 5, 2009

Irational.org doing a van conversion, so that it will run on vegetable oil, at the Monument in Newcastle.

The facts – 35 mpg, 70 mph, 65p a litre (more or less) and it is ‘carbon neutral’.

In other words the plants from which vegetable oil is produced take up carbon through photosynthesis as they grow. When the vegetable oil is combusted in the engine and the carbon released, it is then taken up again by the plants being grown for more vegetable oil, unlike fossil fuels which take millions of years to produce.

Not as good as the solar powered cars they race at the Alford Transport Museum, but more sustainable.

Originally posted 13 June 2006

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