Dutch company Formula Zero is trying to have fun while saving the planet--it's preparing to launch a zero-emission kart-racing circuit. One of the goals of the project is to develop new and more powerful fuel cells, technology that's being touted as one route to reducing automotive air pollution.
The company has developed a "racing circus" modeled after the barnstorming flying circuses of the early days of aviation nearly a century ago. Formula Zero hopes to spread its vision for developing automobile technology that is safe for the environment.
Bill Detwiler has nothing to disclose. He doesn't hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.