ENGINE RUNS ON AIR!

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PostThu Jan 26, 2012 7:58 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


There's a new kid on the engine block whose zero emissions just might give hydrogen fuel cells and battery electric systems a run for their money.

The Dearman Engine Company (DEC) has started development on an innovative engine technology that uses liquid air as the primary fuel. Sure, liquid air sounds like an oxymoron, but DEC is operating on some bitterly cold, cryogenic levels. By cooling the air to minus 256 degrees Fahrenheit, the air liquefies.

Instead of petroleum, cryogenic air is injected into ambient heat inside the engine. It creates high-pressure gas that drives the pistons and only emits cold air as exhaust.

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http://news.discovery.com/autos/engine- ... 20126.html

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PostThu Jan 26, 2012 8:11 pm » by The57ironman


i have to wonder about the production costs of producing a ''cryogenic'' fuel and what energy is used to come up with it... :think:

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PostThu Jan 26, 2012 8:20 pm » by Taintedsample


Burning air for fuel sounds like the worst idea ever.

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PostThu Jan 26, 2012 8:22 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


the57ironman wrote:i have to wonder about the production costs of producing a ''cryogenic'' fuel and what energy is used to come up with it... :think:

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good point, cooling the air to minus 256 degrees :think: i think it is an energy-intensive process
A prototype engine proved to be more efficient than previous cryogenic engine designs and it powered a car at more than 30 miles per hour

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PostThu Jan 26, 2012 8:36 pm » by Noentry


taintedsample wrote:Burning air for fuel sounds like the worst idea ever.


yes just like being a human being
problem is no human being no ideas

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My with says I run on hot air
thats why she cant shut me up :lol:

Great bit of tech,
hope I get to see it in production,
while I am still breathing. :flop:
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PostThu Jan 26, 2012 8:41 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


noentry wrote:
taintedsample wrote:Burning air for fuel sounds like the worst idea ever.


yes just like being a human being
problem is no human being no ideas

@freeyourmindnow
My with says I run on hot air
thats why she cant shut me up :lol:

Great bit of tech,
hope I get to see it in production,
while I am still breathing. :flop:

:alien51: Great bit of tech indeed noentry :cheers:



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