The ultimate alternative fuel: Water?

The idea of using water as a fuel source isn’t necessarily new, but it certainly should be getting renewed interest as gas prices continue to skyrocket and the worldwide demand for oil continues to increase.

08/20/2008


It keeps you hydrated. It keeps you clean. It keeps your grass green. And, by the way, it appears that water just may be an answer for the world’s dwindling supplies of fossil fuels.
The idea of using water as a fuel source isn’t necessarily new, but it certainly should be getting renewed interest as gas prices continue to skyrocket and the worldwide demand for oil continues to increase. A sharp-minded inventor has developed a system that converts water to usable fuel in automobiles and in welding systems; others are implementing water technology to power their otherwise gas-eating SUVs to fuel efficiencies one would typically expect only from a sub-compact.
Click here to read about a patented electrolysis process that converts water for use in welding and as an alternative fuel for cars. Click here for a story from WVEC news in Norfolk, VA, about a local resident who’s getting up to 40 mpg out of his Chevy Avalanche.





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