Thursday, August 17, 2006
Hydroxene : Add water - more kilometers!
Developed by Malaysian scientist Dr Halim Ali, the technology incorporates water as a supplementary fuel to petrol and saves fuel consumption by more than 50 per cent.
For instance, a litre of petrol in a car installed with the Hydroxene gadget, about the size of a car battery, can run up to 27km as compared to only 10km in a normal car.
Water molecules are split into hydrogen and oxygen through high compression nano-technology before being pumped into the fuel line, he said.
“The new fuel mixture of petrol or diesel, hydrogen and oxygen is then injected into the engine where combustion takes place,” he said at the launch of hybrid cars by LM Star Autoworld Sdn Bhd here.
Dr Halim, who has a research centre in Putrajaya, said that he first patented hydroxene four years ago and would be re-filing the patent in the next two months.
He said that although he has received offers to sell the technology, some offers amounting to US$26mil (RM95.7mil), he had no intention of letting foreign parties get hold of it.
As simple as it sounds, Dr Halim is quick to add that the technology is difficult to copy, as it has a “secret recipe” which very few people know about.
“There are only 12 people in the world who know how hydroxene works and even then they only know 70% of the technology,” he said, adding that the core aspects of the technology remained with him.
The Star Online
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