Monday, November 10, 2008

rock it

it has been found out that when a a type of rock called peridotite comes into contact with carbon dioxide, it will turn the green house gas into solid minerals like calcite.

peridotite is a common rock that is found under the earth's crust. sadly it is expected to cost to much to mine for this rock, but some periodotite can be found on or near the earth's surface in some places such as Oman, Papua New Guinea, Caledonia, California and the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Monday, November 3, 2008

This car is full of air

Zero Pollution Motors in a deal with Indian car company Tata is planning on bring a car that is ran on air to the American market.

the car is a hybrid that runs on compressed air in two ways. either by a tank of compressed air or a fueled motor that compresses outside air.

on the tank the car can reach top speeds of 35 mph for about 60 miles.

Using the motor gives the car the speed of 106 mph for 800 miles.

The motor can be fueled by multiple sources of fuel such as gas, diesel, biodiesel, vegetable oil, or ethanol.

so on nonhighway driving you can drive without giving off any emissions.

Zero Pollution Motors is hoping to have the car on the road by 2011 and are aiming to have a car plant in most states.

expected price for the car will be $40,000