Hide your biofuels — the Veggie Van is coming.
This evening, the Veggie Van, a caravan of green vehicles touring the country, will stop at the corner of 40th and Locust streets.
The van is traveling in conjunction with screenings of Fuel, a documentary about energy in America.
After a brief media event, area residents will have the opportunity to tour the vehicles, including an algae-powered Toyota Prius, a biodiesel Volkswagen Touareg and an electric motorcycle from Zero Motorcycles.
At 7:00 p.m., a 35-minute version of the documentary will be played on an inflatable screen.
Fuel won the Best Documentary Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
According to Penn Business Services Division spokeswoman Barbara Lea-Kruger, spectators will get to watch as Veggie Van workers fuel the first-of-its-kind “Algaeus,” which gets 150 miles per gallon on algae.
The Veggie Van tour began in San Francisco and has traversed the country educating and informing the nation about all things green, from jobs to the economy, according to a press release.
This weekend, the full documentary will be shown at the Ritz at the Bourse movie theater in Old City. Certain screenings will feature a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers. For more information, see thefuelfilm.com.Comments powered by Disqus
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