Tech: Patent Watch

By Jessica A Knoblauch

A new technology captures carbon dioxide emissions from gas-powered vehicles and turns them into biofuel. Origo Industries’ cartridge attaches to any car and traps the exhaust. Once the container is full, drivers simply hook it up to the gas pump–sized home unit, and feed the contents to algae, which convert the greenhouse gas into bio-oil—up to 2,500 liters per year—that can power both cars and homes. Origo expects the device to be commercially available by the end of next year.

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