There’s an interesting development that will make our lives easier if what they claim turns out to be true. Japan based Genepax Co. claims to have the invention for a water-fueled car. Recently they showcased to  the media a small vehicle with an energy generator which they claim extracts hydrogen from water that is poured into its tank. They claim the generator releases electrons that produce electric power to run the car.

According to them the system generates power by supplying water and air to the fuel and air electrodes. Since the new system does not use methanol as fuel, this system does not emit carbon.

It appears that any kind of water can be used as an acceptable form of fuel including river,sea,rain,etc.,

Genepax says that the design of its system is similar to the basic power generation of a traditional fuel cell, except that it uses a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), which possesses a material capable of breaking down water into hydrogen and oxygen through chemical reaction.

The company is reluctant to reveal details about its system but maintains that it is “a well known process to produce hydrogen from water to the MEA.”

The news comes at a time when news regarding fuel cell research dollars and technology improvements are gathering pace globally.