Local Fuels: Jaguar Runs on Rotting Apples


We have noted how in rural America, ethanol is rapidly becoming a "local fuel". In rural Britain, Somerset farmer Henry Hobhouse is taking half his apple crop (400 tons), putting it in two tanks with some bacteria from cow's intenstines, and making methane gas, which he uses to power his three litre Jaguar XJ-6, as well as make hot water and electricity for five houses on his property.

Hobhouse said: "I'm an anorak on green issues. We've got to be taking responsibility for our own actions on a local level."

"There are sound political and environmental reasons to give more backing for schemes like this," Hobhouse said, "After all, Russia could cut off our fuel by flicking the switch off any time it likes." ::Globe and Mail