Car paint is nasty stuff. Once it's actually on your car it's wonderful. But the process of actually getting it there is full of toxic, carcinogentic, volatile organic solvents.
Well, Ford is finally doing something about it...something very smart. They're going to feed the fumes from their Oakville paint shop into a fuel cell that will convert those fumes into power! Ford has purchased a 300 kilowatt fuel cell for the plant and the emissions from the paintshop will be captured on carbon beads and then consumed by the fuel cell.
The plant is expected to reduce its CO2 emissions by 88%, and completely eliminate its NOX emissions. The fuel cell will go online early next year.
It's not just paint though
written by Strange but True, September 12, 2007
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