Efficiency and horsepower booster
During his keynote address, Energy Secretary Steven Chu called out the work being done by Umpqua Energy on improving fuel efficiency. In front is a catalytic converter and the device behind it is a cold plasma reformer designed to improve fuel efficiency and boost the power of vehicles. The reformer can take hydrocarbon fuel and convert some of it to hydrogen, which is then reinjected into the engine. In an actual car, it would be about the size of the catalytic converter and be bolted onto the side of engine.
February 28, 2012 10:48 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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