Friday, February 27, 2009

Kelp Car

From Toyota.
The kelp car would build upon the already hypergreen 1/X plug-in hybrid concept, which weighs 926 pounds, by replacing its carbon-fiber body with plastic derived from seaweed. As wild as it might sound, bioplastics are becoming increasingly common and Toyota thinks it's only a matter of time before automakers use them to build cars.

1 comment:

Philip H. said...

I use a biolastic substitute for styrofoam when I get breakfast in our cafeteria (about once month). They charge $0.10 extra per small container, but I'm glad to pay it to generate demand. Cool stuff, and you can't tell it's not good old fashioned styrofoam.