Adding some fuel to the mpg debate
JUST goes to show you about miles per gallon.
In a recent test of 23 cars driven by independent journalists and company car drivers, the Honda Civic averaged 3.3 litres per 100km over 590km of a varied route. That is almost 85mpg. Yes it is an extraordinary figure but even stranger is the fact it is 8.12pc above Honda's own official mpg claim. As I say - it is all about how you drive a car.
BACTERIA COULD BE THE NEW 'PETROL'
BACTERIA that help us digest food could also put fuel in our tanks.
Scientists have harnessed the Escherichia coli bacteria - it can cause food poisoning - to produce an alternative to petrol. The South Korean researchers genetically engineered the bacteria so sugar is converted into fatty acids and then into hydrocarbons similar to petrol.