This Wooden Motorcycle Is Made To Run On Algae Oil

This Wooden Motorcycle Is Made To Run On Algae Oil
Automotive

Ritsert Mans and Peter Mooji teamed up to make a sustainable motorcycle that uses algae oil for fuel

Zack Palm
  • 22 august 2017

A duo from the Netherlands, designer Ritsert Mans and scientist Peter Mooji, partnered to create a new sustainable motorbike from the ground up. Though the motorcycle was not made entirely using sustainable parts, the frame is made from wood and the engine is powered by a fuel made from algae oil.

Mooji had to grow the algae naturally, which took a number of months. Since the fuel would be a natural substance, Mans thought it would feel best if the vehicle body reflected the same sustainable roots. The whole bike frame was made from wood; however, the engine, tires and a few other critical parts still used traditional materials. They made a short video about their process.

Mans and Mooji originally came together to work on Mooij’s book, De Dikke Alg (The Thick Algae), which details the future use of algae as a sustainable fuel source.

Ritsert Mans

A duo from the Netherlands, designer Ritsert Mans and scientist Peter Mooji, partnered to create a new sustainable motorbike from the ground up. Though the motorcycle was not made entirely using sustainable parts, the frame is made from wood and the engine is powered by a fuel made from algae oil.

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