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  • Car-puccino - coffee powered car

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/experimental-car-runs-on-coffee-power/story-e6frea8l-1225839332476

    Can I have that to go?

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    Re: Car-puccino - coffee powered car

    If I roasted my greenbean stash I could travel 43km on the resulting browns!!!!
    nah...I think Ill drink the stuff

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    • #3
      Re: Car-puccino - coffee powered car

      Originally posted by 2B3E292922212D224C0 link=1268277255/1#1 date=1268301431
      If I roasted my greenbean stash I could travel 43km on the resulting browns!!!!
      Save your pucks for your next vacation! ;D


      Java "Bean power!" phile
      Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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      • #4
        Re: Car-puccino - coffee powered car

        Originally posted by 72594E59485051545D380 link=1268277255/2#2 date=1268301949
        Originally posted by 2B3E292922212D224C0 link=1268277255/1#1 date=1268301431
        If I roasted my greenbean stash I could travel 43km on the resulting browns!!!!
        Save your pucks for your next vacation! ;D


        Java "Bean power!" phile
        Oh boy... I almost fell off my chair    


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        • #5
          Re: Car-puccino - coffee powered car

          I read that in MX on Monday but they didnt publish a picture.

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          • #6
            Re: Car-puccino - coffee powered car

            4.8km per kilo of ground coffee. I think thats a little more expensive than petrol. Begs the question WHY

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            • #7
              Re: Car-puccino - coffee powered car

              Originally posted by 62475148260 link=1268277255/5#5 date=1268866829
              4.8km per kilo of ground coffee. I think thats a little   more expensive than petrol. Begs the question WHY
              Give it time

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              • #8
                Re: Car-puccino - coffee powered car

                Originally posted by 604F4644536C404F4046444C444F55210 link=1268277255/6#6 date=1268883159
                Give it time
                Or run it on used coffee grounds.



                Java "Coffee for the road anyone?" phile
                Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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                • #9
                  car puccino

                  "...Well this brings a whole new meaning to caffeine-fuelled.

                  The car-puccino was unveiled this month and does exactly what it promises - it runs on coffee..."

                  http://www.dothegreenthing.com/blog/car_puccino_anyone

                  "...(And yes, the 1988 VW was chosen for its likeness to the DeLorean from Back to the Future)...."



                  another proof that coffee aint all that bad.

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                  • #10
                    Coffee Powered Car

                    I stumbled over this the other day, thought it might be of interest to cs'ers.

                    "Coffee Car Mk 2 will soon be attempting a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed travelled in a car powered by used coffee! Practice run at Elvington Race Track near York on 10th August, and official record attempt on 14th September."

                    Full site:

                    Coffee Car :: Home

                    EDIT: That's 14th September last year, there are some videos on the site.
                    Last edited by dski; 24 July 2012, 12:28 PM.

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                    • #11
                      That's awesome

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the re-locate. I did search the threads for "coffee car" before posting, but got no results.

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                        • #13
                          Ahhh, harking back to WWII when fuel was rationed and "Gassifiers" (Wood gas generator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) were used to power vehicles.

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                          • #14
                            During WW2 they used charcoal, not coffee, to make gas to fuel cars.

                            Barry

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Barry_Duncan View Post
                              During WW2 they used charcoal, not coffee, to make gas to fuel cars.
                              True, but this thing appears to be based on exactly the same principle.

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