Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

08 Sep 2009 12:09:10

Recycled car raring to go

Recycled car raring to go
A car made from recycled products is preparing for its first race.

A racing car that has been manufactured using recycled goods will make its track debut next month.

The Formula Three car has been built by engineers at Warwick University and will compete in a race at the Brands Hatch venue in Kent.

Carrot tops, recycled drinks bottles and aircraft equipment were used to make the vehicle, while fuel made from renewable energy sources such as chocolate and wine waste runs the car.

The innovative environmental transport project has resulted in a car that has a top speed of 170mph and acceleration quicker than normal Formula Three cars.

Kerry Kirwan, project leader at the Warwick Manufacturing Group, told the Guardian: "We believe it's the greenest car in its class. We want to show that green can be fun, that it can be sexy.

"We're not saying that this is the answer to the world's environmental problems, but it's a step in the right direction."

The race will take place on October 17th.



Discussion Thread  


Related Categories

Clicking a category below will direct you to a list of related information

Skip Navigation Links.

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. Bord na Mona Organisations

    Bord na Mona Environmental Products US Inc. provides wastewater treatment,...

  2. Water is one of the world’s most precious commodities therefore we should do our utmost not to...

  3. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with big plans to combat climate change have been...

    29 Aug 2008
  4. Barwell Motorsport bio-ethanol-fuelled Aston Martin, Biodiesel Expo 2007, Newark, Notts (c) David...

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.