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Racing car powered by chocolate takes poll position at the MIT energy conference

Researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick will be taking poll position at the prestigious 2010 MIT Energy Conference held in Boston from 5th to 6th March 2010. They will be showcasing their eco friendly “WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car” which can be powered by chocolate, steered by carrots, and has bodywork made partly from potatoes.

The team from WMG is part of The University of Warwick delegation that will be showcasing the breadth of its research and teaching in the area of sustainable energy and energy efficiency. WMG's Dr Kerry Kirwan and Dr Steve Maggs, will be looking to build collaborations with MIT and Harvard around sustainable materials.

The Conference is an annual student-run conference that brings together leaders in the fields of technology, policy, industry, and finance to develop solutions for the world’s most pressing energy challenges.

Environmental and security concerns have created an opportunity for fundamental change in the way the world produces and consumes energy. The MIT Energy Conference will explore these opportunities and showcase promising technology and policy pathways that have the potential to make a significant impact on energy solutions across the global energy landscape.