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2009-06-25 09:43:08

Fast and green. That's what it takes to get to the winner's circle in a new type of auto racing.Called green racing, it's a meshing of the fast and furious world of auto racing with the quest for cleaner-burning fuels and more energy efficient engines. But make no mistake about it, being green does not mean being slow.John C. Glenn, an environmental specialist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), described green racing here today at the 13th Annual ACS Green Chemistry &...

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2008-08-26 19:00:00

The so-called Formula Zero motor sport race took place in Rotterdam this weekend, marking the world's first hydrogen-powered race.Teams representing five countries competed against each other in a zero-emissions race with go-karts powered by a commercial fuel cell that converts hydrogen into electricity.Teams from the UK, US, the Netherlands, Spain, and Belgium took part in several events. A Greenchoice Forze team from Delft University took the zeroth place, while Spanish team EuplatecH2 won...

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2007-07-30 11:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Straddling a 619-pound motorcycle, Scotty Pollacheck tucks in his knees and lowers his head as he waits for the green light. When he revs the engine, there's no roar. The bike moves so fast that within seconds all that's visible is a faint red taillight melting in the distance. Pollacheck crosses the quarter-mile marker doing 156 mph; he's traveled 1,320 feet in 8.22 seconds, faster than any of the gas-powered cars, trucks or motorcycles that have raced in the drag sprints...


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