05 Jun 2008 05:06:01
New technology developed to create bio-oil in the home
A carbon capture technology has been developed that can heat homes and power cars.
Origo Industries is to present its initiative at the Green Car Guide Live! 2008 expo, where it will demonstrate the way the technology operates.
The system captures CO2 from car engines and transforms the energy into power that could fuel a domestic property.
Described by the company as a revolutionary approach, the method involves capturing CO2 from car engines in order to turn it into emissions that could also re-fuel the vehicle. This can all be done in the home and regenerates CO2 through algae to produce a bio-oil.
The company states that up to 2,500 litres of the substance could be produced each year without being taxed.
Other parts of the exhibit include the New Holland 100 per cent Biodiesel Tractor and a Volkswagon Caddy that is powered on gas from landfill waste.
In related news, Sir Paul McCartney is said to be "horrified" that his new eco car given to him by Lexus has been flown 7,000 miles from Japan instead of being shipped by boat and creating a carbon footprint 100 times bigger than if it had arrived this way.