The Pyrois Technologies Project car – a unique classic 1959 Chevrolet Impala that is being modified to run on bio-fuels was unveiled at the launch of the Peterborough Green Festival as part of the Peterborough In Transition initiative, raising awareness of peak oil and climate change and the need to find alternative renewable and sustainable fuels for the future.
The car has been upgraded to run on a Biobutanol/gasoline blend and is in the process of being modified to allow use of clean-burning Bioethanol fuel.
Bob Hodgson, of Pyrois Tech, said “We were thrilled to be part of the Green Festival Launch, and were especially encouraged by the positive comments we had from the general public. It has helped raise the profile of the environmental issues behind climate change and peak oil and some of the solutions, which we are actively trying to solve here in Peterborough, the UK’s Environment Capital. We will also be displaying the car at the Peterborough In Transition Launch Celebration which is being held at the Green Back Yard , Peterborough on Saturday 9th June.”