Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Bio-diesel Steam Engine Promises Renewable Power, Better Steampunk
It can run on bio-diesel made from old orange peels. It can offer the power of a gas engine without the gas. It's a thousand year old technology that is coming back around. I'm talking about steam engines.
The steam power means this engine's fuel source can vary greatly. All it has to do is burn and heat the steam inside, and you've got power.
The engine takes 15-20 seconds to warm up, and so far they only have one working model. But this looks like the answer to the big energy question: How the hell are we going to power our cars? Ask and ye shall receive.