Thread: Bio Truck Expedition

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    Default Bio Truck Expedition

    Anybody see this one:

    http://www.biotruckexpedition.com/
    http://www.2tonnesofcarbon.blogspot.com/

    He is trying to travel around the world only emitting a maximum of 2 tons of carbon. This is the same as the G20 CO2 yearly per person emissions target for 2050. I think the assumption is that biodiesel and vegetable oil have a negligible carbon impact. The vehicle is a Mercedes which includes some interesting sustainable technology retrofits - particulate filter on the exhaust, composting toilet, solar power, wood stove, and of course biodiesel and SVO compatibility.

    Right now he's in the Kosovo area en route for Iran....

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    Wow, he made it through Iran and Pakistan, only to get arrested in India - for using a satellite phone! Didn't know that was against the law:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...on/8465635.stm

    After 7 days in prison he is free on bail awaiting a trial....here's hoping he can put this behind him. Worth keeping this law in mind if anyone is headed to India!
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