Biodiesel Use in Competition, and in Getting to the Track
by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) What does a U.S.-based NASCAR hauler with solar panels have in common with a championship vehicle developed by a Japanese team attempting to break a world record in Kuala Lumpur? Both vehicles, the hauler and an eco-marathon winner on opposite sides of the globe, are fueled with biodiesel.
At the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia in early July a team from Hyogo Prefectural Tajima Technical Institute’s Automobile Engineering Club, led by Toshinari Fujii, won the Alternative Diesel Fuel Award by achieving an astounding 1,186.6 kilometers per liter (2,791 miles per gallon) running on biodiesel, surpassing on-track competitors in the same field by nearly 10 times the fuel efficiency. READ MORE and MORE (Shell)