Video: Coffee-Powered Pickup Sets New Speed Record

There is a land speed record for just about everything, from unicycles to semi-trucks, though “speed” is a relative term. Gasification, a method of powering vehicles using superheated biomass to create hydrogen fuel, has a land speed record category, and a bunch of Brits have broken their own record with a coffee-powered pickup truck.

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Video: Car Powered by Coffee Grinds Sets Land Speed Record

The technology to turn organic waste material into usable power has been around for a shockingly long time, though the large, unwieldly systems make applications…limited. But a team of British engineers managed to set a new (low) speed record for a car powered by waste organic matter…in this case, leftover coffee grinds.

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