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Fuel from waste water!

A wine company has taken part in a test to demonstrate for the first time how waste water can be converted into fuel. The Napa Wine Company offerd up their winery for the test which converted their wastewater into hydrogen gas using a hydrogen generator, some bacteria and a small amount of electricity.

The wastewater comes from cleaning equipment, grape disposal, wine making and other processes. The company already treats wastewater and recycles it and the water from the microbial electrolysis test will join other water for further treatment and use in irrigation.

It is hoped the hydrogen could eventually be used to run vehicles and power systems.