In a unique collaboration, Myerscough College and the National Non-Food Crops Centre(NNFCC) are driving motorsports forwards into a sustainable future using biofuels and renewable technologies. A F3 racing car prepared by students at Myerscough College, complete with NNFCC livery, will be on display at the Autosport International Racing Car Show at the NEC in Birmingham from 11-14th January 2007.
The car is part of Myerscough College’s biofuels research program and will be tested running on various blends of bioethanol.
NNFCC will attend on 11th January to report on the potential for renewable technologies and materials in the automotive industry. Myerscough College will be active throughout the 4 day show, displaying the F3 car and promoting their motorsports education and research facilities.
Through their collaboration, NNFCC and Myerscough College are able to fuel innovation and growth in both the motor industry and the renewables sector. The College will run a biofuel-powered vehicle in the British Off-Road Championship in 2007.
Autosport International is the biggest motorsports show in the world, with over 90,000 visitors expected over four days.
The NNFCC is The National Non-Food Crops Centre, the UK’s single independent authority on renewable materials and technology. The priority sectors are:
Biofuels and Biorefineries, Plant-derived Pharmaceuticals, Renewable Polymers, Biolubricants, Speciality and Fine Chemicals, Crop-derived Construction Materials
Download the Press Release (3 pages) here (PDF, 143 KB).
(Cf. news from Jan. 03, 2007.)
Source: The National Non-Food Crops Centre, 2007-01-08.