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Newsletter Issue 23 : March 1, 2009- March 31, 2009

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The ever increasing number of automobiles poses a major threat to the environment. Besides, the fossil fuels which these vehicles use are non-renewable and it will be a while before technologies based on renewable, energy sources attain market viability. In the meantime, it is important to conserve the fossil fuel sources and make optimum use of them. The device addresses this issue in a small but yet significant way. The direct impact to the users is by way of savings in fuel costs, be it petrol for 2 wheelers or LPG for domestic cooking.

The innovation is a magnetic device which can be fitted on the fuel lines of internal combustion engines and LPG stoves. As the fuel passes through the device it gets subjected to a magnetic field. This improves the combustibility of the fuel. The claimed benefits are a higher fuel efficiency and lower emission of harmful carbon particles, unburned hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen.

This innovation has been developed by Sri. R.Saravanakumaran who holds a diploma in Electronics and Communication and is a private entrepreneur. He also leads an initiative called Olivellam Fuel Conservation Centre.