Synthetic micro-beads could create emissions-free, $1.50 per gallon gasoline

Imagine gasoline that costs only $1.50 per gallon, releases no carbon emissions and works in any and every existing gasoline engine without modification. That’s exactly what UK-based Cella Energy has been working on for four years during a top-secret programme – and they’re now announcing the achievement.

The synthetic, hydrogen-based fuel uses high-energy materials encapsulated by a nano-structuring method called “coaxial electrospraying,” making them safer and more stable than regular gasoline.

“The materials are hydrogen-based, and so when used produce no carbon emissions at the point of use, in a similar way to electric vehicles”, said Stephen Voller, CEO of Cella Energy. He says that early indications are that the micro-beads can be used in existing vehicles without engine modification.

The breakthrough could mean a cleaner future for transportation industries and those that depend on it; the uncoupling of inflation and commodity pricing from volatile oil rates and an end to oil dependency.

The team, working from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, hasn’t announced an exact timeline for the fuel’s commercial availability, but the fact that they’ve come this far already is due cause for excitement.

[Next Big Future, GizMag]


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6 Comments

  1. Let us hop that this technology is not ‘bought’ by the energy companies and buried, not-to-be-seen for years … if ever!

    Stay independent!

    More power to your elbows!

    Peter

  2. wishitweretrue says:

    The oil companys and the tax man would exterminate this company and its personel , before letting anything like this on to the worlds markets.
    They have to much to lose and are utterly ruthless.

  3. Syburi says:

    I’d have to agree, in part, with Nicolas. If it stops us killing each other over dirt and oil, it’s a very good thing. No doubt ruthless regimes and greedy corporatists will find some other reason, however. The military industrial complex won’t give up that easily.

  4. Nicolas Peucelle says:

    I hope that soon the dirty oil supplies of the arabian peninsula will be no more required to supply all the busy nations where creation, studies and genius make progress humankind. How nice it will be to see a world where all this money paid for gasolines by the consumers will remain in their own economical systems (bypassing the useless “dirt supplier”, circulate only among these nations which generate the true values by their hard work, their factories and well known creativity. End of the reign of these crude oil suppliers who supply nothing else than old dirt out of their soils, beside a bad example in general. Also the economicaly still developing nations will be freed from alegiences towards ugly regimes as soon as their real independance can be achieved also for their fuel supplies. Thank you !!

  5. Quatermass says:

    No engine mods. But significant and expensive tank modifications?
    Still, sounds interesting.

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