Power from poultry poo?
It's true! A company called Fibrowatt built the world's first power station, which generates electricity using poultry poo as a fuel. The 12.7 megawatt power station, which is in Suffolk , generates enough electricity for 29,000 homes.
Cars powered by sugar
In the 1980's, Brazil tried to develop a new
fuel for cars from sugar. They fermented the
sugar cane to produce ethanol (just like grapes
are fermented to produce wine) and managed to
get three quarters of all their new cars using
ethanol instead of regular petrol made from oil.
Even nowadays, petrol sold in Brazil contains