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The students from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Team Fast, are now celebrating their design of first ever system that allows a bus to drive on formic acid.

The system officially unveiled. Source of fuel in this vehicle is formic acid that being converted into electricity. Formic acid naturally occurs in stinging nettles and certain species of ants, but it is also manufactured cheaply and safely on an industrial level, and used for preserving livestock feed. According to a report;

 

Students Team Fast uses a blend of formic acid with a performance-enhancing agent to create Hydrogen, which has four times energy density as a battery to power the vehicle. The CO2 produced in splitting the hydrogen is used during the electricity making process, so it is completely carbon neutral. 

 

As it is reported this system is 42000 times stronger than the scale model the team originally presented in 2016 and is capable of producing 25K W of power. The Team Fast is running final tests and hoping that the vehicle will be operational by end of this year.





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