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In 1941, Henry Ford unveiled what may soon be considered the most important invention in history...a nearly carbon neutral automobile made from and powered by plants like cannabis. Astonishingly, it was two and a half times greener than electric vehicles are today. How it was made, and how it was powered made it the greenest car in history.
Our mission at Renew, is to pick up where Mr. Ford left off, yet go beyond...helping to make not only our cars, but all of todays existing cars carbon negative cars by 2025.
Imagine reversing climate change with every mile you drive. The technology already exists today, We are the "crazies" pushing to get these technologies adopted.
Renew designs and manufactures exotic, "Ultra-Low Carbon Footprint" (ULCF) Sports Cars. Our manufacturing processes are as close to carbon neutral as is presently possible . . . resulting in very green cars.
During 2016, only a limited number of hand made, custom built to order "signature" models will be produced. [...]
Bruce Dietzen invested $200,000 to build a sport scar with bodywork made from hemp cannabis. [...]
By Ian Crossland via Minds
From Popular Mechanics:
‘When Henry Ford recently unveiled his plastic car, the result of 12 years of research, he gave the world a glimpse of the automobile of tomorrow, its tough panels molded under hydraulic pressure of 1,500 pounds per square inch (psi) from a recipe that calls for 70 percent of cellulose fibers from wheat straw, hemp, and sisal plus 30 percent resin binder. The only steel in the car is its tubular welded frame. The plastic car weighs a ton, 1,000 pounds lighter than a comparable steel car.’
Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, designed it to run on vegetable and seed oils like hemp. Ford originally intended his vehicles to run off of vegetable oils, stating “there’s enough alcohol in one year’s yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years.”
However, the gasoline industry lobbied hard to keep alcohol taxes high and drop the price of gasoline. This even [...]
With a little elbow grease and a lot of ingenuity, a new Alberta business is churning out biodegradable auto parts made from wood, hemp and flax.
imageThe BioComposites Group plant, located on Drayton Valley’s Bio-Mile, uses a one-of-a-kind manufacturing process to make door panels, kick pads, cup holders and dashboard panels.
“We take waste wood fibre and waste agricultural fibers, and then needle them together with a process that creates a mat that is used for interior panels,” said Dan Madlung, CEO and co-owner of BioComposites Group.
The lightweight panels are then shipped to the United States, where they are pressed then passed along the manufacturers.
Madlung, along with his wife and business partner, Brenda, have been up and running now for more than a year.
The panels are already being tested in a few high-end cars, Madlung said, including BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz, and in large trucks like Kenworth and Peterbilt.
And he hopes their product will one day make fibre [...]
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Industrial hemp and flashy sports cars might seem like two things that don’t go together.
Bruce Dietzen, founder and CEO of Renew Sports Cars, has already proven otherwise. In 2017, Dietzen’s first hemp-bodied sports car rolled off the line.
It’s actually a concept almost 80 years in the making.
Henry Ford developed a similar plant-based car in 1941, fueled on agricultural residues. A titan in the automotive industry, the hemp car was one idea that never caught on for mass production.
If plant-based cars had started rolling off the line then, “we would not have this climate crisis that we have today ... we would have a much safer world,” said Dietzen. Sustainability is exactly what this material can help achieve.
Dietzen’s designer cars all utilize carbon negative technology, which means that they reduce the amount of carbon dioxide used instead of add more. Plant-based materials such as hemp are a key countermeasure to fossil fuels and manmade components such as plastic.