Julie M. Rodriguez

Photosynthesis Bike Purifies the Air as You Ride

by , 12/11/13

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Biking to work is about to get a whole lot greener. Not only are bicycles better for the Earth than driving and a great way to keep in shape — but a new bike concept recently unveiled by Bangkok-based Lightfog Creative & Design Company could actually purify polluted air as you pedal around the city. The bike’s aluminum frame is designed to generates oxygen through a “photosynthesis system” that initiates a reaction between water and electric power from a lithium-ion battery.

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Right now a prototype of the bike hasn’t yet been developed, but that didn’t stop the innovative new design from recently winning a Red Dot award. While many of the technical details aren’t completely fleshed out yet, the frame itself would convert sunlight into energy to run the oxygen-producing fuel cell battery. A filter placed between the handlebars would strip particulate matter from the air and release clean air toward the rider. The bike would even be able to continue releasing clean air while it’s parked, using battery power. It’s going to be exciting to follow this concept’s progress in the future as it becomes a reality.

+ Lightfog Creative

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8 Comments

  1. ralfo1704 March 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Interesting idea- would that not also work installed in cars?

  2. roedenoe February 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    what a fantastic idea! when i walk near heavy traffic i hate the carbon monoxide coming from the cars! so i finally quit! now i can do something else and breath better! :D

  3. Katapila Kelz February 21, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Please make this bike lightweight. I really want this bike but I’ve been damaging my knees with too much use of heavy models. This would be my dream transportation vehicle. I love biking. Also I’m concerned about the battery. Why wouldn’t it be powered by operating the bike?

  4. english cheese man December 13, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I like clean air as much as the next inhabitant, but I\\\’m not convinced that a bike will be able to purify even half the air you inhale through this method unless you link it to your helmet.

  5. Darren_L6 December 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I want*1* :)

  6. Arten Thompson December 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Great Ideal !!!How much do they. Cost?

  7. Jade Adele December 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

    clean the air locally, pollute it globally.. hate to be a Debbie Downer, but lithium batteries aren’t exactly clean, there must be a better way to go about this.
    Other than that, love the idea.. get it done!

  8. beanstalk December 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Why wouldn’t the battery be fueled by the mechanical power of the bike?

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