Faster, yet Lighter

I’ve noticed a couple of fascinating blurbs from Popular Mechanics recently about cutting edge technology in automobile fuels and Formula 1 (F1) race car design. The best thing about both of them is that the technology either has the financing to be developed (Green Crude) or has been developed (Delta Wing). “Green Crude” is about algae being converted to an oil-like substance, while the Delta Wing is a F1 class car that raced at the 24 Hours of LeMans earlier this year.

Green Crude

Sapphire Energy grows algae to make oil molecularly similar to light sweet crude oil that can be processed by refineries making gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Expected price by 2014–$85 barrel. Supported by $144 million in recent investment (Popular Mechanics October 2012). The expected volume of production is 1.5 million gallons.

The Delta Wing F1 Car
Half the Weight, Half the Fuel, All the Speed!

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/vintage-speed/inside-the-most-radical-experiment-in-racing-11000792-2

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: