With CO2ube, Petrol Engines Could Still Be Green [Video]
The CO2tube is basically a bio-filter attachment to the end of the exhaust canister. Derived from the bioreactor technologies, this filter contains selected algae which feed on CO2: the biochemical process turns CO2 into seemingly harmless components. The creators of the CO2tube say their method is superior to other carbon capturing technologies because the carbon is not released back into the environment.
These filters can be used for 8 to 10 weeks, according to Param Jaggi, the inventor of the CO2tube, but no figures in terms of driving distance are provided yet. In case the technology works, we might be looking at yet another way to keep the planet clean.
So far the early adopters can get the CO2ube for $45, with $60 a pop id this takes flight. Year-round costs could go as high as $400 for this green solution, and if the federal tax credit the inventors applied for will be decent, things could look really appealing, especially as it works with all types of vehicles. Not sure how some thunderpipes go hand in hand with this, but who knows where tis could lead...
Until then there are a lot of ifs here, but the guy deserves a big hand for thinking about such a device. Story via Biker Net.