Weird solutions for fuelling your car

From 2040, the UK government is planning to ban the sale of all new diesel and petrol cars throughout the country. With this in mind, join specialist car radiator stockist Advanced Radiators as they offer three quirky alternative ways that you could fuel your car in the future:

Fuelling your car with algae

As a smelly green pond substance, algae certainly doesn’t look too appealing. However, it has plenty of promise as an alternative fuel. There’s so much of it to be found in the sea too and it can also be grown in a tank very easily!

Once obtained, a variety of biofuels can be created from algae as the oil harvested from algae cells can be mixed together with other chemicals to form a source of biodiesel.

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Fuelling your car with air

As you can’t feel air when you’re walking, you may well question how it could be an alternative fuel source. However, pop your hand out of a window when travelling at 70mph and you will realise that we’re onto something.

In fact, the accurate solution is to use compressed air to form a fuel source. Indian car company Tata Motors has actually attempted this, whereby a tank that’s full of compressed carbon dioxide sprays out air when functioning. This air will drive a tiny piston engine, which results in a crankshaft being turned to drive the wheels of a lightweight car.

Fuelling your car with coffee

Coffee is great when you need a drink to wake you up. Why can’t the ingredients that make up the drink also be used to power our cars too?

This question appears to have also passed through the mind of Martin Bacon, due to the Brit bringing together a coffee bean byproduct, a modified gasoline engine capable of running hydrogen and a charcoal stove. His invention was a system that used a boiler that transformed the coffee byproduct into a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, with the latter being fed into the motor. The result was a modified Ford P100 pick-up that was capable of hitting 65 miles per hour in tests.

Remember that checking your tyre pressure, tread-depth and ensuring you have fulling working break components: drum brakes, dics breaks and plates will help decrease your cars fuel consumption.  

Sources:

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/alternative-fuels/5-alternative-fuel-ideas10.htm
http://jalopnik.com/the-ten-weirdest-energy-sources-used-to-power-cars-1736563051
https://www.edmunds.com/car-technology/weirdest-types-of-car-fuel.html
http://jalopnik.com/the-ten-weirdest-energy-sources-used-to-power-cars-1736563051

Yorkshire Dad

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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