Nissan develops bio-ethanol fuel system
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.