Friday, September 25, 2009

Meet Algaeus, the algae-powered hybrid car


And you thought algae was
bad.

The Algaeus, pictured above, is the first street-ready and legal car to cross the country using a blend of algae-based gasoline. It is based on a 2008 Toyota Prius that has been given an added battery pack, a plug and an advanced energy management system. The PHEV (plug in electric hybrid) gets 150 miles per gallon. Additionally, this gasoline blend is a complete drop-in replacement to fossil gasoline. The engine of the Algaeus has not been modified.


The fuel contains a mixture of hydrocarbons refined directly from algae-based Green Crude and fossil fuels to afford a higher octane gasoline.


Visit
Sapphire Energy to learn more about the Algaeus.