Eco-Boat Powered By Human Fat Attempts Round the World Speed Record

Eco-boatA New Zealand-built boat that runs exclusively on biodiesel is set to kick off an attempt to break the world speed record for circumventing the globe in a motorboat next year, its captain says.

The 24 metre Earthrace, skippered by New Zealander Pete Bethune, will set off from Valencia, Spain, on March 1 and traverse the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans as well as the Panama and Suez canals in its more than 24,000-nautical-mile journey.

"I wanted to do a positive project run on biodiesel and take it round the world," he explained, noting that some 165,000 litres of biodiesel would be necessary for the trip, which will have a net carbon footprint of zero.

Video: Telegraph
Source: Brisbanetimes
Previously: 'Batman Boat' Poised for Record Attempt
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