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Old 08-24-10, 02:23 PM
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Whiskey Powered Cars

Whisky Powered Cars ...Yeah!


That’s right, whisky. Scottish (where else?) researchers at Edinburgh Napier University have figured out a way to use the byproducts of their nation’s most famous beverage as biofuel, capable of running in any normal engine. Like some other biofuels, no modifications to the car are needed, making it an easily adopted, if not easily made or found, alternative. During the making of whisky (in this case likely Scotch, rather than the more freedom-loving whisky of my own nation, the glorious amber elixir that is bourbon), two main byproducts are produced. “Pot ale” is the name for the leftover liquid in the stills, and “draff” is the leftover, used-up grains. Together, the pot ale and draff can be converted into butanol. Butanol can actually be burned in typical gas engines, but due to its higher cost and difficulty in producing, it’s more likely to be added in smaller doses to regular gasoline–maybe 5% or 10%. Source - SmartPlanet.com

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Re: Whiskey Powered Cars

I swear I clicked on this thread because I thought it said "Whiskey Powered Cats".

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Re: Whiskey Powered Cars

Originally Posted by CreamyGoodness View Post
I swear I clicked on this thread because I thought it said "Whiskey Powered Cats".



Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
I love that episode.
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Re: Whiskey Powered Cars

Cost effective too!
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Cost effective too!
Not if you're an alchoholic.
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Re: Whiskey Powered Cars

Originally Posted by CreamyGoodness View Post
I swear I clicked on this thread because I thought it said "Whiskey Powered Cats".

i read it the same way
i think a mod was screwing with us?
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Re: Whiskey Powered Cars

I wanna see the cats now!
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I'm surprised the heavier drinkers in this forum aren't all over the idea of a whisky powered car. Not that a whisky powered cat wouldn't also be a good idea.
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Re: Whiskey Powered Cars

Thank god... I can finally put some use to all those dead wino's I have stored in my basement that totally died of natural causes.. Maybe I can extract some whiskey from them.

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