Researchers at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford have invented a synthetic fuel, which costs just $1.50 per gallon and could run in existing cars. Because it is hydrogen based, it would produce zero carbon emissions.
The foremost of these advantages, particularly when compared with the use of hydrocarbon fossil fuels for electric production and transportation, is that among all of its potential applications, hydrogen’s only waste or byproduct is H 2 O pure water. While hydrocarbon fuels produce massive amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, as well as acid rain, hydrogen fueled combustion engines actually clean the air they pass through. Fuel cell driven electric vehicles produce only water from their exhaust pipes, along with trace amounts of oxides of nitrogen which occur naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Maybe this could be a step in the right direction? Any thoughts, feel free to comment below.