MP mechanic invents water-based fuel that runs cars


A car mechanic from Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh has come up with an extraordinary innovation — an indigenous fuel that runs cars, instead of petrol or diesel. This fuel is produced by mixing calcium carbide and water.

If proved successful, this invention could be of great help for many people who find it difficult to run petrol/diesel-driven vehicles in view of rising fuel price.

While saying that he was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s  ‘Make in India’ initiative, Raees Mehmood Makrani hoped that the Bharatiya Janta Party-headed NDA government at the centre takes note of his invention.

“If this gas is converted into liquid form, it can revolutionise the way we drive our vehicles. This fuel would not only be cheaper, it would also be user-friendly,” says Makrani.

Raees, 42, has, meanwhile, applied for patent for his innovation.

Raees, who has studied up to Class X, has also produced a gas fuel by mixing calcium carbide with water.

Calcium carbide is a chemical compound that is mainly used in industries for the production of acetylene and calcium cyanamide. So, when calcium carbide and water are mixed, acetylene gas is produce.

Raees says that he worked at least 14 hours every day for six months on his project.

He first ‘experiments’ his innovations on miniature cars and then on real vehicles.

Raees’s father Saeed said that his son would try to innovate even as a child and would come to him and excitedly show his innovations.

Another of Makrani’s innovation is a device that helps operate cars and bikes with the help of a mobile phone, fitted with a SIM card.

To operate this device, you just have to dial this number from a mobile phone and enter a few codes. After that, you can not only start the car but also drive it sitting anywhere.

Raees claims he has already fitted this device in over 40 vehicles across Madhya Pradesh.

Some companies from Dubai and China have supposedly offered him jobs, and one Chinese company invited him to demonstrate his innovation.

Makrani went to China, stayed there for 11 days, but declined to sell them the technology. He said that he wants his device to be manufactured only in India.