Saturday, May 26, 2007

Food for the future?

NewScientist Environment has a latest addition to the discussions on energy fuels for cars in the future. In their article 'Starch diet could power car of the future' they say that:

Green cars of the future could run on a syrupy mixture of starch and water, according to new research.

Researchers have found a cocktail of enzymes that converts starchy syrups to hydrogen and carbon dioxide. The hydrogen can then be fed into a fuel cell to run an electric car, or even used in an ordinary combustion engine.

The team says its technology is the solution to three major hurdles that stand between us and a hydrogen economy: safe and cheap production, storage and transportation of hydrogen.

Well, at least it's a different approach than cutting down crops...

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