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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sewage water powers fuel cells from electric cars

Cars have advanced a lot during the years, and now, cars can run on wine, cheese, and chocolate byproducts, but that’s not all. According to the latest reports, cars will be able to run on sewage as well.


According to the latest research, sewage could be used to power hydrogen cells in electric cars, and speaking of which, this process is already taking place in Orange County sewage treatment plant where fuel cell-powered vehicles are filled up by using methane generated by wastewater. Most of the hydrogen that is
generated in this process will be used to power the plant while smaller part will be sent to the fueling station for public use. As for the number of powered vehicles, this station should be able to power up to 25 to 50 fuel-cell electric vehicles per day.
As you can see, this process sounds great, but we wonder will other sewage treatment plants accept this method someday in the future?
[via Ubergizmo]

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