Water fuel car unveiled in Japan – Genepax company

water driven car

water driven car

New Fuel Cell System ‘Generates Electricity with Only Water, Air’ Jun 13, 2008 19:30 Kouji Kariatsumari, Nikkei Electronics Genepax Co Ltd explained the technologies used in its new fuel cell system “Water Energy System (WES),” which uses water as a fuel and does not emit CO2. The system can generate power just by supplying water and air to the fuel and air electrodes, respectively, the company said at the press conference, which took place June 12, 2008, at the Osaka Assembly Hall. The basic power generation mechanism of the new system is similar to that of a normal fuel cell, which uses hydrogen as a fuel. According to Genepax, the main feature of the new system is that it uses the company’s membrane electrode assembly (MEA), which contains a material capable of breaking down water into hydrogen and oxygen through a chemical reaction. Though the company did not reveal the details, it “succeeded in adopting a well-known process to produce hydrogen from water to the MEA,” said Hirasawa Kiyoshi, the company’s president. This process is allegedly similar to the mechanism that produces hydrogen by a reaction of metal hydride and water. But compared with the existing method, the new process is expected to produce hydrogen from water for a longer time, the company said. With the new process, the cells need only water and air, eliminating the need for a hydrogen reformer and high-pressure hydrogen tank. Moreover, the MEA requires no special catalysts, and the required amount of rare metals such as platinum is almost the same as that of existing systems, Genepax said. Unlike the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), which uses methanol as a fuel, the new system does not emit CO2. In addition, it is expected to have a longer life because catalyst degradation (poisoning) caused by CO2 does not occur on the fuel electrode side. As it has only been slightly more than a year since the company completed the prototype, it plans to collect more data on the product life. At the conference, Genepax unveiled a fuel cell stack with a rated output of 120W and a fuel cell system with a rated output of 300W. In the demonstration, the 120W fuel cell stack was first supplied with water by using a dry-cell battery operated pump. After pow

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Water fuel car unveiled in Japang – Genepax

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2 Responses to “WATER & AIR AS FUEL FOR YOUR CAR – JAPAN”

  1. prettysam Says:

    Being the bread of our family, I am really after money saving ideas. Saving money from gas expenses is really amazing and of course very important for me.
    I also love it because it is safe and is not health hazard. I hope this h2o car product will continue to exist, and may all experts find more ways to earn and save money from our daily expenses.

  2. Moriah Tilden Says:

    Brilliant and well deserved! Enjoy the moment and the prize!

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