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Top Secret Synthetic Gas Could Eliminate Carbon Emissions

Top Secret Synthetic Gas Could Eliminate Carbon Emissions

A UK company recently revealed the results of a top secret project it’s been working on for the past four years: a synthetic fuel that could cause gas prices to plunge to $1.50 per gallon.

Developed at the prestigious Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, Cella Energy CEO Stephen Voller claims that his company’s hydrogen-based fuel produces no carbon emissions when burned, and could be the first step toward a transportation market that’s unaffected by unstable oil prices.

“We have developed new micro-beads that can be used in an existing gasoline or petrol vehicle to replace oil-based fuels,” Voller told Gizmag. “Early indications are that the micro-beads can be used in existing vehicles without engine modification.”

If Cella Energy is able to produce this gas alternative on a commercial scale, it could be the missing link millions have been waiting for to help ease the pain of transition away from a fossil fuel-based economy.

Hydrogen, which produces only pure water when burned, is considered an ideal solution to cutting carbon emissions from petrol, which are estimated to cause 25 per cent of all carbon release. Until now, attempts to store it have not been consumer friendly so this has not been a viable option.

Currently “the only way to pack it [hydrogen] into a vehicle is to use very high pressures or very low temperatures, both of which are expensive to do. Our new hydrogen storage materials offer real potential for running cars, planes and other vehicles that currently use hydrocarbons on hydrogen, with little extra cost and no extra inconvenience to the driver”, said Professor Stephen Bennington, lead scientist on the project for the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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1:36AM PST on Nov 7, 2013

To all the above comes a technical problem - since I sincerely doubt the claim that NO engine modification is necessary. Since hydrogen - bound to whatever molecule ever - has a way higher ignition point AND is releasing way more energy than petrol when oxidating (burning), there certainly ARE engine modifications necessary. If a single drop of Diesel fuel in petrol can cause 'hiccups' in highly sophisticated modern petrol engines, what would an 'alien' fuel like hydrogen do. They have to convince me with chemical data, formulas and statistics. Other than that it is merely bad science fiction...

8:22PM PST on Nov 6, 2013

amazing. thanks for sharing.

8:34AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Wow. This could be a major breakthrough.

10:53PM PDT on Jun 18, 2011

Some thing like this could be part of the answer. Still: It would be nice to live in cities/countryside/suburb where every road was a pretty dirt/gravel path. People could walk and bicycle ride everywhere. The need for the occasional speed vehicle, or a long distance travel to somewhere could be a plug into a solar vehicle.

3:06AM PDT on Jun 16, 2011

Hydrogen in the form being promoted is far from ideal as its a con job of maintaining a monopoly over a resource that should not be costing us anything just our labour to produce it. In fact if Tesla's invention was released to the world it would only cost us a few dollars for the conversion just like he spent. Wake up humanity and think for yourselves and not be led by the nose by misinformation posing as science.

3:01AM PDT on Jun 16, 2011

capturing and using the energy available from the ether like Tesla did will do more than just save emissions it will put the banksters out of business. But only if we ensure they dont have a monopoly over the resource like their current exercise of creating a carbon tax which actually is a tax on the very air we breath , wake up people.

10:41AM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

noted with thanks

10:03AM PDT on May 27, 2011

Even IF fuel was FREE (of cost and pollution) and cars were FREE too, major cities have still reached capacity to handle MORE CARS.

5:52AM PDT on May 27, 2011

@ Leigh Everett, Hydrogen would be obtained from water separated into hydrogen & oxygen by electricity from batteries, either solar batteries or simple batteries for smaller uses.

1:53AM PDT on May 27, 2011

Can anyone enlighten me? I have always understood that in order to obtain hydrogen, we have to burn fossil fuels. Where does our weaning off fossil fuels come into the equation if this is true? OK so the vehicles wont be polluting but that's because we will have already polluted with the extraction process. Where is the advance in that?

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