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Animal Poop-Powered Car Set World Record for Distance Traveled

When most people think of a car powered by an alternative energy source, an EV or a hybrid car typically come to mind. However, biomethanol, reformed into hydrogen fuel, also holds promise. Where does biomethanol come from? Biomethanol comes from cow manure and other animal waste and biomass. Recently, an animal poop-powered biomethanol car set a world record for distance traveled for a hydrogen vehicle.

French car set distance record by traveling over 1,200 miles on a tank of gas made from biomethanol

Cow and record-breaking biomethanol-powered car | Wolfgang Hasselmann via Unsplash; AFP News Agency via Twitter video

To show the effectiveness and capabilities of biomethanol, a team of French engineers attempted the distance record in a modified Renault Zoe electric car, as reported by the Daily Beast. Over the course of three days, “five drivers took turns driving the prototype vehicle around a driving track.” It traveled over 2,000 kilometers (around 1,243 miles) on a single tank of gas made from biomethanol. 



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