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Cars Could Run On Fuel Made From Beer By 2022 After Scientific Breakthrough by Automotive1(m): 10:30pm On Dec 07




Motorists could be driving beer-powered cars within a few years after scientists found a way to turn ethanol into super-fuel.

The ethanol,the alcohol found in wine, gin, brandy and lager(beer), is one of the most widely used alternatives to petrol and diesel(petrol currently sold in America is typically 10 per cent ethanol)

But ethanol is a poor replacement because it has a low energy density,it mixes too easily with water,it has the potential to damage car engines and existing cars must be modified.

Now Chemists at the University of Bristol have developed a technique that turns this ethanol into butanol,which packs a bigger energy. Butanol is a far superior fuel alternative, but until now was tricky to make from sustainable sources.

One of the great benefits of using butanol as a fuel is that it can be used in existing petrol engines with no or little modification.Experts predicts it could be the main fuel source for transportation by 2022.

The researchers tested their process on a range of supermarket alcohol and found lager(beer) has most potential as a petrol replacement, because it can be brewed quickly and cheaply on a mass scale.It would take five cans of beer to make enough butanol to travel one mile and 2,500 cans to fill a typical 50 litres fuel tank.

The team will now build a large-scale version of their technology, which could take up to five years even if it runs smoothly.

Source : https://autojosh.com/cars-run-fuel-made-beer-2022-scientific-breakthrough/

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Re: Cars Could Run On Fuel Made From Beer By 2022 After Scientific Breakthrough by Automotive1(m): 10:37pm On Dec 07
Beer Lovers,are you impressed with the breakthrough? grin

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Re: Cars Could Run On Fuel Made From Beer By 2022 After Scientific Breakthrough by RZArecta(m): 12:01am On Dec 09
Utter waste of good beer cool

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Re: Cars Could Run On Fuel Made From Beer By 2022 After Scientific Breakthrough by Aldebaran(m): 2:20am On Dec 10
RZArecta:
Utter waste of good beer cool

Lol grin

Na dat one they pain you? grin

Hmmm see alternative fuels for cars everywhere...
Re: Cars Could Run On Fuel Made From Beer By 2022 After Scientific Breakthrough by omoiyalayi(m): 3:40am On Dec 10
Nothing wey we no go hear

What will happen if the car get drunk ?

Innovation everywhere

The one wey dey pain me pass na the fact say as big as nigeria is, so tey we dey brag call ourselves giant of africa we no dey invent anything

Wetin I dey talk sef basic infrastructure wey other small small African countries dey enjoy sef no dey here

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