E-race bio-fueled boat

E-race bio-fueled boat

[It's a cool concept. Not sure how well it's being implemented. Here's an excerpt from their site]

"Earthrace is a bid to break the world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat, and using only renewable fuels. The program includes an 18-month tour calling at 60 of the worlds great cities, promoting fuels like biodiesel, and raising awareness about sustainable use of resources.

Circumnavigating the globe represents the pinnacle of powerboat challenges, and at 24,000 nautical miles, is also the world's longest race. The current record of 75 days was set by British boat Cable & Wireless in 1998.

The Earthrace aims to smash this record by completing the voyage in less than 65 days, and will mark the first time in history that an official UIM Powerboat record will be attempted using renewable fuel.

The Earthrace will be the highest-profile powerboat in the world, as well as one of the greenest. It is a showcase of environmentally firendly technologies such as low-emmission engines, non-toxic antfoul and efficient hull design. It is also one of the coolest looking boats ever imagined."

[poorly updated site here:  http://www.earthrace.net/view.asp ]

[poorly updated blog here:  http://www.earthrace.net/view.asp?webpage=170 ]