Portland State University students Blake Turner and Sean Krivonogoff have a plan to make driving emissions-free, and it doesn’t involve equipping the whole world with Teslas.
Instead, their big idea is to convert existing cars from gas guzzlers to green machines that run on hydrogen — a switch that would cost a fraction of buying a new electric car.
The hydrogen-fueled prototype by Turner Automotive (named after founder Blake Turner) converts the gasoline-fueled engine to burn clean hydrogen—the only fuel that can be used in a traditional car that is zero carbon.
“We asked ourselves, ‘How can we take people who have been left behind by the sustainable movement and bring them in?’” Blake told us. “That’s how we came up with a conversion kit.”
Check out the video above to learn more about their startup, which won the grand prize last month from Portland State University’s Cleantech Challenge.