Energy: The Peel Deal
Oranges are shaping up to be the real miracle plant. Not only are they delicious, healthy, great at making cleaners and solvents, and even carbon-trapping plastics, but now they may be a source of fuel. A Florida company has received a grant from the state to develop a system which would combine waste oil from foodservice companies with waste oil from orange peels to create methanol. This methanol would power fuelcells in a rest stop building along a major Florida Highway. The project's founders hope to not only reduce petroleum energy dependance, but give passers-by on the highway systems a look at how real and effective alternative power sources are.
:: Orange Peel Fuel Cells [by DM]