In July I wrote and made a video about Dave Nichols, an engineer, inventor, and all-around tinkerer who converted a pickup truck to run on wood and/or any other form of biomass, including old leather boots.

Artist Joost Conijn took the idea of a wood-powered vehicle and cranked it up a notch by covering an old Citroën with wooden panels to go with a wood-fired engine.

It's beautiful and fantastic. I hope the technology (which was first developed in the 1800s) gets some serious attention from someone important sometime soon. It could make a lot of sense to power cars with local biomass in many agricultural and rural settings.

Joost Conijn's site via Neatorama via Make

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

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