There's lots that the oil cartels have sunk as it is usual for oil companies to buy technologies in order to fully investigate
and that technology is never heard from again. I have heard of engines running on water before and I believe there was a suggestion in the past that water injection actually increased the performance of petrol.
Diesel engines were never designed to run on hydrocarbon diesel fuels we use today, they were designed as an agricultural engine to be fuelled by vegetable oil, but I believe after WW2 in stepped the oil companies with what is now called diesel oil, which was a waste product from petrol production, so a winner for them, but maybe not a winner for those that have to breathe the exhaust of the stuff, as readers might remember I believe there is a link between diesel fumes and various human cancers.
But water as fuel, I don't know if anyone saw the fictional movie ; Battle Los Angeles
, an odd movie from 2011 where the theme was aliens from space had invaded Earth for it's water and the water was being used as a fuel for their technology.
But another fuel that we could use and has been used successfully in the past notably in WW2 when fuel was in short supply;
and someone playing with it today to power a vehicle ;
and I have built and used the ' midge', a mightily impressive cooker, ( the backpacking variant) ;
But alas oil, there is too much dependant on it, no wonder alternative technologies get effectively stamped on, as just what would we fight about if we did not need oil ?
Where I experiment with various ideas is out at the smithy I rent out in the sticks and have on the list of things to try, various VAWT generators, a Bedini SSG generator and a wood gas gasifier in the hope the wood gas could be used as a fuel for the forge seeing as coke is getting scarcer, oh and just have to make a propane powered spud gun, anything alternative interests me and my compatriot, the old nutter of a blacksmith.
1992 Saracen Traverse Elite ( Sadly Lost
1993 Saracen Tufftrax Elite. ( STOLEN IN PLYMOUTH AREA !!!- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 92#1202592
1995 GT Timberline.
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