The Vanishing Invention
In 1998, a Valencian professor made an (AMAZE) claim. Professor Antonio Cervilla discovered how to use water as a substitute for petrol. The (SCIENCE) said that you could drive from Bilbao to Valencia on just half a litre of water. His (INVENT) uses a molybdenum compound to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen. (LIKE) other methods, no electricity is required and the reaction happens at atmospheric temperature.This (IMPRESS) technology is based on the way plant enzymes break down water. The use of molybdenum is the perfect (CHOOSE) because, although rare, it is cheap and found all around the planet. Since the claims were made, nothing more has been heard about this fabulous technology. There is no explanation for the (DISAPPEAR) anywhere on the internet, apart from a list of similar inventions which have also vanished. An (INVENT) from the Philipines called Daniel Dingel developed a water-fuelled car but was arrested at the age of 82 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.If this technology were to become widely available, it would prove (DISASTER) for petrol station owners and would also save the planet from the impending environmental catastrophes being caused by (POLLUTE).