Saturday, 5 January 2008


The fastest eco boat on the planet will attempt to break
the round the world speed record using fuel made from human

Pete Bethune of New Zealand and his wife mortgaged their
house in order to facilitate Earthrace, the most advanced
eco boat in the world right now.

Earthrace is fuelled on 100 per cent biodiesel and has a
net zero carbon footprint. The attempt to circumnavigate
the globe will begin from Valencia in Spain this year. The
not-for-profit project aims to promote awareness of the
environment and the sustainable use of resources.

Demonstrating further commitment to the cause, Bethune
underwent liposuction and donated enough to produce 100ml
of biofuel, while two other, larger volunteers also had
the procedure, making a total of 10 liters of human fat.
This in turn produced seven liters of biofuel, which could
help the boat travel about 15km.

Sounds very eco-friendly, but I'd hate to smell the

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