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Back To The Future? Here’s a car that can run on old socks and logs

By The Siberian Times reporter
11 December 2014

Inspired by the Second World War, enterprising Siberian creates generator to power his vehicle without petrol.

Kirill Busenius, from Omsk, took only a week to adapt his car to run on logs. Picture: Ivan Reizvich/NGS.ru

An enterprising Siberian man has adapted his car to run on logs, animal waste and even old socks instead of petrol. Kirill Busenius, from Omsk, took only a week to create his special generator which he has attached to the back of the vehicle.

Inspired by car owners in the Second World War – who used such means to power their trucks – his generator turns solid and liquid fuel materials into gas to run the engine.

And driving at a maximum speed of 90km per hour, a 15kg bag of logs is enough to go for about 120km making it more efficient than normal petrol.

Busenius said: 'The fact is that it is an ecological car. It does not smell, and when the logs and coal are burning, carbon dioxide and water vapour are coming out of the tail pipe.

'I bought six tonnes of logs for 700 roubles (£8.20). If we say that three kilos of logs is equal to one litre of petrol, then I got two tonnes of petrol for 700 roubles. In other words, logs fuel is three times more profitable that petrol.'

The generator is the 30-year-old’s second, having made another one for a car he sold on the Internet less than a day after putting it online.

Speed log car in Omsk


Speed log car in Omsk


Speed log car in Omsk

'Second generation' model was unveiled recently, towed behind his shiny new Niva car and attached to the engine by a series of hoses and pipes. Pictures: Ivan Reizvich/NGS.ru

Placed in the boot of the Lada, it ran on tree cones, logs and animal waste and allowed him to drive for 10 hours at a time. It was snapped up on a website for 120,000 roubles (£1,400).

Earlier this week Busenius' 'second generation' model was unveiled, towed behind his shiny new Niva car and attached to the engine by a series of hoses and pipes.

He only spent 5,000 roubles (£58) making his contraption with his army friend Dmitry Vlasov because he was able to use parts he already had. A generator built from brand new parts would cost six times as much.

Busenius, who only has nine years of school education behind him, is the talk of the neighbourhood with police unsure how to register the car, and people wondering how it can possibly be so fuel efficient.

Speed log car in Omsk


Speed log car in Omsk

'You can throw in your old socks and the car will go but I prefer to use logs.' Pictures: Ivan Reizvich/NGS.ru

Some have dubbed it Siberia’s 'Back To The Future' car because it bears a crude resemblance to the time-travelling vehicle powered by recycled garbage materials in the Hollywood movie.

He said: 'There is a standard engine here but I attached the gas generator to it, which turns any solid fuel material into gas.

'You can throw in your old socks and the car will go but I prefer to use logs. And opposed to an ordinary car, my one will start whatever freezing the weather is.'

He added: 'It is very convenient in the forest because when the fuel runs out, you just pick up cones, throw them in and go on driving. It’s so economical.'

Comments (4)

during WWII most cars in finland did not use bensin, they used logs, an old and very good working innovasion.

Merry Christmas

John
john, finland
14/12/2014 05:10
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Very Smart !

Congratulations !

I wish you start an enterprise !
Long JC, Versailles, France
13/12/2014 05:29
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A great story and congratulations to Mr. Busenius! Better watch out, i'm sure if this catches on Gazprom will either not be happy, or Mr. Busenius will become a very wealthy man.

Cheers to you all from the other oil producing country,

Merry Christmas,

Michael
Michael, Vancouver CANADA
13/12/2014 02:03
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Awesome!
James, USA
12/12/2014 19:12
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