The zillions of press releases emerging in the automotive world this week from the Geneva Motor Show primarily have an environmental angle to them.
But the “green” story of the week is actually orange.
Apparently the regional government in Valencia has plans to run vehicles on fuel from oranges – “excess production of the fruit and its by-products could be turned into fuel for cars.”
Back to the numbers, each tonne of orange pulp could produce 80 litres of biofuel – with potential for 40 million litres in the next five years. The claim is that the fuel would be sold locally and boost the economy as well as reducing emissions.
The New York Times notes another unusual renewable fuel idea – algae from farmed catfish – in a report regarding the investment going into the “green” fuel area at present.