Tata motors have been at the helm of funding research projects and working toward the betterment of the society at large. In a similar move, India's top industrialist Ratan Tata prepares to fund a research project that is working on the use of hydrogen from water as an alternative fuel to drive cars. The research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will definitely put India on the global map for an eco friendly move.
Speaking on the launch, noted scientist C N R Rao said, "Tata has given $15 million to fund the research being conducted by MIT professor Daniel Nocera on using water as auto fuel. The project involves generating hydrogen by splitting water and storing it in a safe can to drive an automobile." He added, "As it is Tata's dream to run his cars on water ultimately, he is funding the project so that he will have control on the innovative technology. He will also be associated with the start-up to develop the prototype, which will have a catalyst to warm up the water and create hydrogen as a fuel."
Tata and Nocera, own the patent and plan to set up a start-up for building a prototype that can store hydrogen in a compressed form. The compressed hydrogen is then fit into the car for using as an alternative fuel which is not only eco friendly but also cost effective.