This sounds like a dream, but UK-based company Cella Energy claims to have developed a synthetic fuel that has no carbon emissions and would cost only $1.50 per gallon. The hydrogen-based fuel, which is created using a complex hydrides-based technology, has been in the works for over four years at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. The study was led by Professor Stephen Bennington in conjunction with scientists from University College London and Oxford University.
The fuel was created by taking high-energy materials and encapsulating them using a nanostructuring technique called coaxial electrospraying. Early tests show that the fuel can be used in regular internal combustion engine vehicles without engine modification. If this fuel becomes a reality, it could stabilize the price of gasoline while cutting our dependence on foreign oil. It would also allow people to drive without making any changes to their vehicles and more importantly, without harming the environment.
Let’s hope we hear more from Cella Energy.
WHY THIS MATTERS
If they can truly hit their proposed $1.50 per gallon price point, Cella Energy’s new fuel could transform greenhouse gas-spewing autos into emission-free eco machines, significantly cutting their carbon footprint.