Scotland Just Fueled a Car with Whisky, Because of Course

At least we'll know who to thank when we can say "No, Officer, I'm not drinking—but my car is."
Jelisa Castrodale

London's Buses Will Soon Be Powered By Greasy Meat

Beef fat and cooking oil will be used as fuel for London's thousands of city buses, which makes us feel a little better about our love of late-night sandwiches.
Hilary Pollack

Cars Could Run on Whisky Waste in the Future

Every year, Scotland’s whisky industry produces 1,600 million litres of residual pot ale and 500,000 tonnes of leftover grains, all of which will soon be fermented and converted into fuel for thirsty cars.
Nick Rose

Houses in London Could Soon Be Heated by Coffee Dregs

A London startup has announced that it will be collecting coffee waste from cafes across the capital to be processed into biomass energy.
Phoebe Hurst

Cheese Waste Might Be the Best New Biofuel

In celebration, I am already—at this very moment—attempting to fill my bathtub to the brim with as much Camembert and Reblochon as I can humanly muster.
Alex Swerdloff

José Andrés Wants the World to Cook with Sunlight and Biofuel

One of the least-discussed but most pressing issues in modern kitchens is their reliance on conventional but unsustainable fuels. World-renowned chef José Andrés is trying to change that, one solar cooker at a time.
Hillary Eaton

Could a Winemaker's Yeast Replace Palm Oil?

Palm oil is as ubiquitous as it is controversial. But researchers from the University of Bath have developed a method for turning a type of yeast used in wine production into a potential alternative.
Munchies Staff

Our Future Will Be Powered by Wine

Avinash Karpe, a 26-year-old chemist at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology, is developing a process for turning wine waste into biofuel. If all goes according to plan, we may one day be powering our cars with the remnants of a '96 Nebbiolo.
David Allegretti