(Bernama) -- A small group of scientists have invented a technology called Hydrogen Fuel Technology (HFT) which could reduce petrol consumption up to 50 percent.
Spokesperson for the scientists, Mohammad Isa Abdullah, said that the HFT system was designed to fit all types of cars with particular emphasis on national cars, namely Proton Perdana, Proton Waja, Proton Wira, Proton Iswara, Proton Saga and Perodua Kancil. The prototype has been tested in Proton Waja for a period of over two years and Perodua Kancil for one month, he said at the launch of the HFT recently. The HFT, developed by 10 scientists from the United Kindom, the US, Germany, Australia and led by Malaysian scientists, is based on the Nano technology that divides water into hydgrogen and oxygen. The system is able to generate a fuel capacity of 20 litres (10 from petrol: 10 from H2O). For every 10 litres of petrol, the system uses 20 litres of H2O to generate a fuel capacity of 20 litres. Mohammad Isa said that Proton Perdana would undergo the test from Feb 17 to 19. He expects the commercial launch of the HFT to take place in July this year and would focus on the local market first before expanding to Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia and Sri Lanka in 2007.