Students Turn Trash into Gas for Hydrogen-Powered Car

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4758134/4758135" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript
This entry was from Glasgow's University of Strathclyde.

Competitors at the first-ever International Chem-E-Car Challenge in Glasgow had to use a chemical reaction to get a miniature car carrying a small bottle of water to travel 54. 1 feet. This entry was from Glasgow's University of Strathclyde. Courtesy American Institute of Chemical Engineers hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy American Institute of Chemical Engineers

A smelly trash dumpster may not seem like the most promising place to find parts for an experimental, hydrogen-powered car. But that's exactly where some imaginative engineering students from Oklahoma recently found a bit of refuse that helped them win a big international prize.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.