Nissan is developing a new type of car engine on fuel cells. Electricity for the unit will be generated by an electrochemical reaction between bioethanol and air. Nissan has always been distinguished by stylish design, including modern nissan headlight assembly, Nissan Titan hid headlights, streamlined bodywork, the cozy interior of the cabin, as well as a powerful engine and electronics.
The new system, which Nissan is going to use, called Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC) (solid oxide fuel cell). The Japanese claim that this kind of fuel cells will be used in the automotive industry for the first time.
The power plant uses a special transducer, whereby hydrogen is released from ethanol. Then, hydrogen reacts with atmospheric oxygen and then the electricity is produced. The only “exhaust” of this process is ordinary water. With full fuel tanks of cars can pass up to 600 kilometers.
Bioethanol is obtained from sugar cane. Its massively they are grown in Asia as well as in South and North America, so the production and cost of fuel do not require large expenditures. In addition, currently technologies of getting bioethanol are developed from organic waste and other resources.