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Fuel made from formic acid to power bus

Patrick McDonnell
10 July 2017
The Team FAST bus will be fuelled by formic acid
The Team FAST bus will be fuelled by formic acid


A clean alternative to fossil fuel made chiefly from formic acid, which is found in stinging nettles and certain species of ant, is being tested in the Netherlands. 

Formic acid is simple carboxylic acid (HCOOH), which is manufactured for use in textiles and leather processing and as a livestock feed preservative.

Students from Eindhoven University of Technology, know as Team FAST, have designed a system that allows a bus to be powered by formic acid. It comprises an electric bus hooked up...

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