Forget electricity, this trash will drive your car! Waste product? Unbelievably, it is water
The British company has patented a method of heating plastic waste from bags to bottles in a kiln until it "gasifies" into hydrogen. The gas can then be used as clean energy, and surprisingly clean water would be the only waste product, the report said.
Auto field has been witnessing pioneering changes over the past few years and that is because it is looking to shed its dependence on fossil fuels. The countries across the world are busy shifting to alternates like gas and electricity to make the auto sector environment friendly. In this context, one British company Waste2tricity has transformed unwanted plastic bags into clean energy for electric cars under a scheme being unveiled next month. Yes, you read that right - plastic bags!
According to report in express.co.uk, the British company has patented a method of heating plastic waste from bags to bottles in a kiln until it "gasifies" into hydrogen. The gas can then be used as clean energy, and surprisingly clean water would be the only waste product, the report said.
Further, the report said that the Chester-based firm has collaborated with auto major Toyota to open 100 new recycling and refuelling stations, which will would convert dirty plastic cartons into clean hydrogen fuel for vehicles.
The report said that Hydrogen fuel cell electric cars have a long range, as they would not need lengthy recharging, and would be simply refuelled.
Notably, there are 6,500 hydrogen vehicles running on the roads, with half in the US and a third in Japan, therefore, as many as 40,000 will be operational within the next two years, according to the report.
The British government has last year announced £23million investment in hydrogen fuel technology, while Germany is also planning to build 400 stations by 2023, said the Express report.
Citing experts at Waste2tricity, the report said that a 25-ton truckload of plastic waste will create enough hydrogen to power 60,000 miles, as this technology could also help avert the global environmental crisis over plastic waste and ocean pollution.
This technology would also facilitate supermarkets, which will in future no more charge for plastic bags!