A Cirebonese invents a device to convert water into fuel

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    Aryanto and his brainchild Nikuba. (Source: Ony Syahroni/detikJabar)

    “For it to work, a catalyst is still needed. Without a catalyst, the water will boil into steam. I made the catalyst I use myself, my own efforts to find catalysts that are not available on the market,” said Aryanto.

    “I have my own formula. And when I apply it, it works. The catalyst is organic,” he added.

    Commenting on Aryanto’s invention, Eniya Listiani Dewi, research professor at the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), stated that Nikuba is not really a device that can supplant fuel.

    “That is HHO or brown-gas used for combustion, not a substitute for fuel, but yes it can be used to increase fuel efficiency of around 3-20%,” he told Detik.