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The algae powered motorcycle of the future?

Published: 18 May 2017

Updated: 18 May 2017

New wooden, algae-powered motorcycle could be the future

Designer Ritsert Mans has collaborated with friend, and scientist, Peter Mooji to create a bike made from wood which runs on algae oil.

The Dutch duo have developed the bike as a demonstration of how algae oil might be better used in the future.

Featuring a wooden chassis, single sided swingarm and forks, the bike has been tested on a beach - fitting since Peter grows the algae on salt water.


Built in line with Peter’s new book, “De Dikke Alg” (The Thick Algae), Mans said, “Peter looked for a way to make algae oil appeal to the imagination and that’s when I started developing this motorcycle, built from natural materials and this is the result.”

If using algae oil means we can live by the beach, we're in!

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