Researchers at UC-Irvine Produced Fuel from Sewage

Read the full story in Environmental Protection.

Imagine being able to get the equivalent of 70 miles per gallon in your car, keep your home cool and power your computer – all from sewage. Thanks to technology developed by University of California-Irvine’s National Fuel Cell Research Center and partners, that’s now possible.

After 10 years of research – led by center associate director Jack Brouwer, in a project at the Orange County Sanitation District in Fountain Valley – a unique fuel cell generator simultaneously and continuously converts gas created in wastewater digesters to hydrogen used for zero-emission vehicle fuel, electricity and heat in a highly efficient manner.

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