Olmix, a French company that specializes in what they call "green chemistry," has announced a prototype vehicle powered with a new type of biofuel
. This fuel is a type of biogas obtained from green algae plus a mix of animal and vegetable waste. Animal waste contains a lot of highly pollutant nitrates and green algae proliferation and is actually a problem at the region's beaches.
In order to produce this fuel, Olmix had to develop a new type of "green refinery," which will be installed in the town of Ploërmel, French Bretagne, and will be completed by the end of this year. As a bonus, the new fuel, which uses no heavy chemicals for its production, creates fertilizer as a byproduct.