Saturday, September 15, 2012

Food Scraps To Cars

 On this occasion, we will not refer to Electric power for cars, but a pilot project that seeks to provide a new form of energy, which also provides a solution to the waste treatment and recycling of various waste.

At the moment it is not conclusively applied, but that it is a Pilot test carried out by the Institute of engineering and biotechnology of Fraunhofer, which takes advantage of its proximity to the large shopping centers to get a good amount of food waste, more precisely of fruits and vegetables.
These residues are collected and used for through a fermentation process, generate Biogas that is later treaty for a good amount of methane, which is a source of Natural Gas to propel the car.

This project, although it is in testing stage, already has the approval by the German Ministry of education and development , as well as the endorsement of the Baden Württemberg energy company, in order to provide support for developing efficient, considering that it is not just the storage and treatment of waste, but also the maintenance of the conditions of pH that microorganisms produce the greatest amount of Biogas as possible.

The proceeds will be used by the Group Daimler, who will be using it and testing with their cars of the brands Mercedes-Benz, Smart and Maybach.