Mechanic “Invents” Water Fuelled Car

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I don’t think this gentleman will be on the Christmas lists of Shell or BP anytime soon, anyway, a car mechanic from India has claimed to have designed a new and rather a cheap way of fuelling a car and it arrives apparently in the form of water.

The gentleman in question goes by the name of Mohammad Raees Markani who has been modifying an “800 cc engine” for the last five years. He believes to have found a new alternative form of eco-transportation by using a mix of water and carbides (a compound composed of carbon)

Below is a video of this apparent achievement, amazingly, a one-litre mix of this potion costs around 2p. Mr Markani explained that his car “runs on acetylene gas” which is formed from a chemical reaction between calcium carbide and water. He also stated that he needed to make various changes to the engine with the aim of helping the performance of the car.

If true, it’s astonishing considering Mr Markani has never been to school and also cannot read or write, it has also been noted that he began to experiment with various techniques around 5 years ago and has since made an efficient engine that runs on water.

Various high-profile companies are said to be interested and Mr Markani is open to offers, if they meet his one condition, this is, any plant or factory that is established in order to manufacture vehicles that utilize this technique will need to be built in his hometown of Madhya Pradesh. Mr Markani explained that he wants “things to change in my hometown

It will be very noteworthy to follow the development of this project and if true, could be a turning point for both eco-friendly vehicles and also the environment, well, until we run out of the water that is.

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7 Comments on Mechanic “Invents” Water Fuelled Car

  • Avatar AltTab says:

    cheap but dangerous and toxic.
    The gases produced by the impurities of that rock include phosphine and
    arsine, highly toxic gases.
    This concept is interesting but not new. This was presented as an
    alternative to hydrogen powered cars. But the highly dangerous container
    and the toxic impurities made this idea lost in development.

    They also forget to say the low performance. it’s 2p per litre, but also
    uses up a lot more than a litre to move just 1km

    • Avatar JonasTone says:

      But still 10KM for 20 pence? It costs around £1.35 for Unleaded petrol, 1 litre would get you around the same distance as 10 litres of this mix, if done in a safer and “pre mixed” manner, with the correct kind of containment for the fuel, this would be better stil, and of course its low efficiency, the dude is throwing rocks in a tank of water and making a car run on it, and the dude has no education and can not read or write.

      But like the article states, this kind of thing wont go anywhere because the oil companies have the monopoly right now and lobby against anything that might undermine their profit margins.

      • Avatar AltTab says:

        Forget Oil companies. This doesn’t work by being to much dangerous. acetylene is dangerous, volatile and can withstand low pressures. Mixed by calcium carbide (what he uses) is very toxic. A pre-made mixture would mean a full tank made of pure acetylene, which means a 30km/h crash would mean a huge explosion. To make it safe it would be dissolved and stored in a special container.
        So its raw form or pure form are not a solution to crude oil.

        I advise to inform yourself about this “miracle” new gas that has been used since 1860… (you can start with wikipedia)

        If you want a real alternative look for blue crude. a fully renewable fuel source than uses up common combustion engines. More stable than gasoline (almost as stable as diesel). In Germany this fuel type is already an option (a limited one, but an option).

        Also 1.35??? The gasoline there is expensive… Around here 1,08€ is the price of unleaded gasoline. (less than 1£)

        • Avatar Mikko Surakka says:

          where i live 98 octane that i must use because cars cat would break cost around 1.56-1.59€ depending on location

        • Avatar JonasTone says:

          1.35 is on the cheaper end of the scale too, my local (i live relatively rurally in the UK) £1.56 for a litre.

          Surely the mix this dude uses if correctly contained would be no more dangerous than running a car on hydrogen fuel cells, the technology we have these days, given the fact that Formula 1 cars effectively carry aviation fuel, and crash at 200 MPH and have no explosions, a company would be able to devise a safe and easy method to use.

          I never thought this was a miracle, i do not believe in miracles, im an atheist, i see this as a potential fuel source that would help us kick our dependency on oil, and in the process help us to stop throwing tons of waste in to the atmosphere every day, If we can send men and women to space sitting on top of a giant bomb, surely we can devise a safe way of using this fuel, but there are many alternatives that never get widely adopted, and i think in all honesty it would take a governmental ruling to say this is what has to be done, but as we all already know, the governments of our western world are in the pockets of the oil companies.

          • Avatar AltTab says:

            Aviation fuel is no more than fuel, it’s only enriched compared to normal car fuel.

            aviation fuel is safe as normal fuel. Hidrogen is stable, volatile but stable. The fuel used here is not. That’s the problem. About miracles I usually use the word to describe amazing and almost impossible to believe. (Like a guy falling 200 meters and still survived – yes that happened).

            What I just said was instead of publicising a product that 1 century ago was decided it was too unstable to safely use it in normal combustions, why not use real alternatives. Like I said blue crude is a 100% renewable source that can be transformed in a real alternative fuel source. The concept is simple, they use solar cells to transform water and CO2 into carbohydrates. Refining this would give fuel. A small power plant in germany is producing this fuel enough to power a few cars.

            If you don’t want to focus on still unrealistic fuel sources you can keep on hidrogen fuel cells.

            Note that we’re in this together in ending this dependency of fossil fuels. My point was just in not believing on a product that is dangerous. So dangerous that nowadays transportation of even small amounts MUST be soluted in acetone and transported in Agamassan porous filling. If used in rock form we would get low amounts of phosphine and arsine.

            So I look at this fuel source the same way I look at CFC’s.

  • Avatar Matthew says:

    A new use, for an old technology

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