Today is the 25th anniversary of the last Citroën 2CV rolling off the line in Portugal, the last factory to make the legendary Tin Snail, which had been in production since 1948. To commemorate this anniversary, I want to talk about one of my favorite 2CV stories: the one with the crankcase full of bananas.
By far, powering cars from bananas has to be the coolest way to go green. An Australian company, Growcom, is polishing off final plans to build a plant that makes biomethane, a natural gas, out of banana waste. To scatologically oversimplify the process, the plant essentially eats banana waste and poops out biomethane.