Last year I traveled down to Rhode Island for the Apeiron Sustainable Living Festival where I met inventor Dave Nichols who modified an old pickup truck to run on anything organic. Wood chips, pine needles, wet leaves — the thing will even run on things like old food and animal waste.

Swing over to the story I wrote last year to watch two videos I shot of Dave (also visit his site 21st Century Motorwork) walking me through his system. It's pretty awesome.

Then watch this video:

Building a charcoal-powered truck seems downright easy compared to doing the same on a motorcycle. I want one!

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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.

Riding the charcoal-powered motorcycle
Building a motor to run on charcoal is impressive; squeezing it onto a small motorcycle is nothing short of a miracle.