Aquafuel algae fuel to be used to power electric Grand Prix series

August 27, 2014 |

In the UK, Aquafuel’s algae fuel will be used to power the world’s first electric Grand Prix series showcasing zero emission technologies. Formula E’s sustainability manger Julia Pallé told BusinessGreen the championship organizers have signed a deal with U.K. startup Aquafuel to supply generators powered by glycerine, a byproduct of biodiesel that also can be produced from saltwater algae. Organizers had hoped to have 10 teams compete in 10 “ePrix” in the first season, but planned events in Rio and Mexico City have fallen through.

 

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