Chevrolet has gone green in a completely unexpected way. The automaker recently announced a “Back to the Future”-like 2015 Bi-fuel Chevy Impala that converts trash to fuel, just like Marty McFly’s time-traveling Delorean—minus the DeLorean’s traveling perks.
The bi-fuel Impala, which was created by Cleveland-based Quasar Energy Group, can run on leftovers, table scraps, and a multitude of other organic wastes. This waste is used to produce a renewable energy source known as biogas, which in turn produces methane gas. With this methane gas, the Impala is able to create Renewable Natural Gas, which is a direct replacement for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Much of the waste used to create the bi-fuel Impala’s fuel comes from Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, after it has been macerated in the InSinkErator Grind2Energy garbage disposal. If you are worried about being able to find CNG fuel, don’t worry—the Impala was made bi-fuel specifically to drive on gasoline when CNG fuel is not available.
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