Hempcar : Transamerica!

15 01 2005

bwfront.gif Hemp car was an alternative-fuel project car that utilized hemp biodiesel for fuel. Industrial hemp would be an economical fuel if hemp were legal to cultivate in the United States. Industrial hemp has no psychoactive properties and is not a drug. Hemp Car demonstrates the concept of hemp fuels on a national level and promotes the reformation of current law.

The car toured America, with stops in Canada, frequenting alternative-energy, environmental, and hemp-legalization events. The car departed from Washington D.C. on July 4, 2001 and returned home on October 2, 2001. The car generated publicity, emphasizing the utility of industrial hemp to modern society. Hempcar also provided the public with information about biofuels, hemp, their uses, and current American laws. Hempcar established a world distance record for a vehicle utilizing hemp for fuel: 10,000 miles.

A network of hemp activists provided the team with the hemp oil at planned intervals throughout the country. Funding, sponsorships, and networking were necessary for Hemp Car to succeed.

Source : Hempcar Manifesto

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