Aleix Llovet and Prof. Xavier Saluena with the dAlh2Orean
Prof. Xavier Saluena and Aleix Llovet with the dAlh2Orean
Spanish researchers have created the dAlh2Orean, a radio-controlled model car that creates hydrogen fuel from pop can pull rings and other waste aluminum
(Photos courtesy UPC)
As anyone who has seen Back to the Future will remember, the movie ended with Doc Brown fueling the time-traveling DeLorean’s “Mr. Fusion” reactor with household waste. Well, a student and a professor from the School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering at Barcelona’s Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have taken a step towards making that scenario a reality by adapting a radio-controlled model car to run on hydrogen fuel derived from waste aluminum and water. In a nod to the movie, they have named the car the dAlh2Orean ... as in, d-aluminum-water-rean.
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