Monday, October 21, 2013


Today is the start of something new. Something the world has never seen before. The Hyundai Fuel Cell Farm. What is it exactly? First we need to take a step back.

Running cars off of fuel cell technology has been an ongoing idea for many years. Recently we have seen this idea become a reality. What is a fuel cell? A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction with oxygen. Hyundai has developed a car, the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, that uses a fuel cell to convert hydrogen into energy. This is huge since hydrogen is the most common fuel constituting 75% of the universe's mass. This means that there would never be a shortage of fuel. After creating this energy to run the car it then emits water vapor rather than the carbon monoxide produced by gas powered engines.

The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell gets 133 HP, has a top speed of 99 mph and 0 to 62 mph in 12.5 seconds, and has an operating range of 369 miles. Hyundai has plans to manufacture 1,000 vehicles by 2015 then 10,000 following soon after. This is a huge step towards an affordable solution to gas powered engines.

Back to the Hyundai Fuel Cell Farm. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is taking the water vapor it emits and is condensing it into water to filter into a fish tank. Then the aquaponics technology will harness minerals from the fish waste to grow vegetables on the farm. This project will be unveiled in London today, Monday October 21st. We drive using plant fuel but cars making fuel for people, that's a first.

Click to read more information about the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell and Hyundai Fuel Cell Farm.

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