Algaeus says the car can get 150 MPG on the freeway, using a converted Prius, a nickel-metal hydride battery and a 5 percent algae fuel, (95 percent fossil fuel) blend courtesy of startup Sapphire Energy.
Well, with just 5% algae fuel, it’s not really “powered by algae,” is it? But perhaps this is a quibble, as Sapphire Energy and this Prius are on the cutting edge of what I hope goes mainstream. One day, maybe soon, algae fuel will be common and low-priced, a renewable home-grown (literally!) replacement for gasoline.