Nis­san de­vel­ops bio-ethanol fuel sys­tem

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

Ja­pan’s ma­jor au­tomaker Nis­san Mo­tor Co Ltd an­nounced on Tues­day that it is de­vel­op­ing a fuel cell sys­tem for ve­hi­cles to run on bioethanol elec­tric power, the first time for the fuel to be used in mo­tor ve­hi­cles. The “e-Bio Fuel-Cell” gen­er­ates elec­tric­ity through the solid ox­ide fuel cell power gen­er­a­tor us­ing bioethanol stored in the ve­hi­cle, said Nis­san. Hy­dro­gen is pro­duced from 100 per­cent ethanol or ethanol­blended wa­ter in the fuel tank of ve­hi­cle, then mixed with oxy­gen in at­mos­phere to pro­duce elec­tric­ity. “Bio-ethanol fu­els, in­clud­ing those sourced from sug­ar­cane and corn, are widely avail­able in coun­tries in the North and South Amer­i­cas, and Asia,” said the Japanese multi­na­tional au­to­mo­bile man­u­fac­turer.

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