Friday, February 27, 2009

The Blade: Taking CO2 Off the Road

For the cost of roughly five visits to the pump, you can cut your car's CO2 emissions by 12% and improve gas mileage by up to 34% on 4-cylinder cars. How? A simple automotive product called The Blade. Attach the metal cylinder to the tailpipe of your car and it will capture particulate material (aka soot) produced by your vehicle thereby reducing noxious emissions. According to the site, if every auto in America was equipped with a Blade, it would be the equivalent of taking 15.5 million cars off the road--pretty cool. Other fun Blade facts:

If every car in the U.S. had a Blade on it--
  • U.S. Consumers would save over $27 billion on money that they would otherwise spend on gasoline.
  • The U.S. would reduce its annual consumption of gasoline by approximately 9 billion gallons.
The company behind this innovative product? Sabertec, an environmental technology company that specializes in the development of emissions reduction technologies. They offer very generous college scholarships and community partnerships opportunities. And if that doesn't convince you, the Blade is used by Eco-Hollywood elite, like Courtney Cox and Laura Dern.

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