Wooden motorcycle designed to run on algae oil

Wooden motorcycle designed to run on algae oil

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Designer Ritsert Mans and scientist Peter Mooij from the Netherlands have built a motorcycle frame entirely from wood, which is powered by an engine designed to run on an algae-based fuel. The pair came together to work on Mooij’s book, De Dikke Alg (The Thick Algae), which puts across the theory that in the future algae could be used as an environmentally friendly fuel source. Considering the high costs involved with manufacturing the fuel, it’s believed that it could be a number of years before the algae is able to be grown in significant numbers to lower the price.

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