Fuel-less Engine Developed in India - an end to pollution?!

Tuesday 20 January 2009, 00:00 AM by Rishi

An Indian couple from West Bengal has developed a fuel-less eco-friendly auto engine. The engine can run a water pump for five years without interruption or a four-wheeler car up to 450,000 km. The engine was developed by Kanishka Sinha and his wife Lipika in Kolkata.

"This engine is switched on by a chemical reaction between zinc and oxygen; hence it is pollution-free. This technology also increases the durability of the engine," Kanishk Sinha, chairman of the Jasper Motor Vehicle company. The engines can be used in 4-wheelers, three wheelers and water pumps.

The couple has registered their company in the US five years ago with Rs. 1 billion raised from NRIs. They have also got their engine patented with BigPatents India, a body supported by Ford Foundation.

The couple is presently seeking land in West Bengal and has approached the authorities for the same to set up the manufacturing unit in WB. Jasper currently has 28-dealer network in Rajasthan, Bihar and New Delhi. It aims to set up 15 more dealers in next few months. the engine is priced at Rs. 35,000.