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September 6, 2009

What’s greener than a Prius? The Algaeus, a Prius with algae fuel in the tank

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Remember Sapphire Energy, the company that uses algae to generate renewable gasoline? They’s partnered up with “Fuel” director Josh Tickell for a 10-day, cross-country tour from San Francisco to New York City using a Prius that will burn some algae-based renewable gasoline along the way. If nothing else, this trip gives up a new entry for the list of frightening eco-words: Algaeus.

The Algaeus, pictured, does more than burn biofuel. It is a plug-in vehicle that has an additional battery pack and “an advanced energy management system.” The press release announcing the trip (available after the jump) doesn’t specify how the Algaeus will refuel with the biofuel as it drives across the continent, just that Sapphire Energy will providing the fuel. For more on the car, check out this PDF.

[Source: Sapphire Energy]

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