Fuel your car on 'leftover' whisky

26 September 2012

A whisky powered car, this morning

Scientists are the cleverest idiots around. They can crunch huge formulas and rethink the world on our behalf, but can they cross a road safely? Not a chance. They're just as likely to burn their house down as they are likely to talk in binary.

And so, some boffins have hatched an idea where cars can be fuelled with leftover whisky. The Napier University team have teamed-up with Perthshire’s Tullibardine distillery to booze into fuel.

They want to make butanol with leftovers whisky (mixed with bacteria), even though - in a just and right world - there would never ever be any leftover whisky, ever.

Prof Martin Tangney, of Napier firm Celtic Renewables, said: "This project demonstrates that innovative use of existing technologies can utilise resources on our doorstep to benefit the environment."

Tullibardine managing director Douglas Ross said: "We are delighted to be partnering Celtic Renewables in this innovative venture."

So, hands up if you want to drive a car that's more drunk than you are.

TOPICS:   Motoring

6 comments

  • mikeypop
    Doesn't anybody proof-read this shit?
  • Sicknote
    Personally I drive with more attention and focus when I've had a skin full of scrumpy jack.
  • Nicodemus J.
    I'm guessing it is being made from some waste product from the distilling process rather than actual whiskey as its not really commercially viable to use actual whiskey, which is at least 10 times more expensive than petrol.
  • Chewbacca
    ^ What he said. It's the "mash" that's left over, they use it to make biofuel. Does no-one research this shit?
  • Dick
    So how can I make whisky with left over petrol?
  • Dick
    I've still got loads in the garage from the last fuel shortage scare, never did get that car to put it in.

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