A new technology that can capture the carbon emissions from your car is about to be unveiled to the world for the first time.
Origo Industries has developed a system that captures the CO2 from your vehicle’s engine and then allows you to turn these emissions into fuel at your own home to re-power your car. The same fuel could also be used to power your house.
The system uses a revolutionary new approach where CO2 is regenerated through algae in a home unit, allowing the user to produce bio-oil (up to 2500 litres per year tax-free).
Origo Industries is displaying its technology for the first ever time at the UK’s largest Green Motor Show, Green-Car-Guide Live! 2008, sponsored by Masternaut Three X.
Green-Car-Guide Live! 2008 will take place on Thursday 12th June 2008 from 10am to 4pm at the new award-winning Arena & Convention Centre in Liverpool. The event is aimed at businesses and other organisations with vehicle fleets, and entrance is free, although admission will only be possible by pre-registration.
The 40 low carbon vehicles on display will range from city cars through to executive cars and commercial vehicles. Vehicle technology will include petrol, diesel, biofuel, hybrid and electric.
The cars on display range from the brand new Ford Focus ECOnetic, through the UK’s most economical 4×4, the new Subaru Legacy Outback diesel, to the Lexus LS600h, the new hybrid-power flagship of the Lexus brand, a 5 litre luxury limousine that emits just 219g/km of CO2.
Apart from production cars, there will also be a fascinating range of other green vehicles on show. There will be examples of sustainable motorsport including the Oaktec Honda Civic hybrid rally car which recently finished second in class in the British Rally Championship Jim Clark Rally, the Jenkins Motorsport 100% Biodiesel Racing Truck prepared by Fleetsolve, and the Mammoth Racing Range Rover off-road rally car that runs on engine oil made from plants.
Other exhibits of interest include a New Holland 100% Biodiesel Tractor, an electric Smart Fortwo, a 2 tonne Modec Electric Van, a Smiths Electric Vehicles Transit Van, a gas-powered HGV, an electric taxi, and a Volkswagen Caddy van that runs on gas from landfill waste.
As if all that isn’t enough, the event will also include a seminar programme, and technical workshops run by Cenex showcasing UK supply chain capability, particularly in the commercial vehicle sector.
GreenerFleetTM, a range of solutions that allow real-time monitoring and reduction of vehicle emissions, will be showcased by the show’s main sponsor, Masternaut Three X. These solutions include a live carbon calculator and mobile resource management systems that increase efficiency, lower costs and improve sustainability.
Green-Car-Guide Live! 2008 is organised by Green-Car-Guide.com, in association with Merseytravel’s ECOtravel Bureau, and sponsored by Masternaut Three X GreenerFleet, Cenex and the Northwest Regional Development Agency.