Brampton man’s invention an answer to fossil fuel dependency?

While debates rage over the newly-launched federal carbon tax, as well as the recent pipeline controversies within Canada and in the US, it would appear our addiction to fossil fuels remains strong.

While so many alternative energy projects exist, none seem practical, or cheap. That is, until now.

There’s a new breakthrough in green energy that could eliminate the world’s reliance on fossil fuels. It’s a type of ammonia-based fuel called Green NH3, that can work in automobiles, jet airplanes, factories – anything that runs on gasoline. And the best part is that it is emissions-free, and costs just 30 cents a litre.

Roger Gordon, a Brampton-based pharmaceutical businessman, has developed and patented the technology to make Green NH3 a realistic replacement for fossil fuels.

Green NH3 has already received accolades from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall, Justin Trudeau, and Gord Miller (Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario).

Roger Gordon, next to his Green NH3 machine

Gordon’s own truck, a Ford F350, has been fitted to use Green NH3, and so are a hundred other vehicles, as well as some farm equipment in the US and Italy. To show the fuel could drive long stretches, he drove his truck the 3,800 km from Detroit to San Francisco. It’s a $1,000 automobile retrofit, he says.

“The power is in our hands to significantly reduce fossil fuel pollutants in just a few years, to make a better world for our children,” says Gordon. “NH3 fuel can help fast-track our targets to a greener, healthier, more prosperous environment.”

The benefits of Green NH3 are numerous, including the elimination of oil spills, the disappearance of smog, no more drilling for oil, and the end to buying barrels from unfriendly countries. Green NH3 will also save lives: Fossil fuel emissions – which are 85 per cent of airborne pollutants –each year causes the deaths of 600,000 children under age five.

NH3 fuel was first used industrially during World War Two in Belgium, to keep public transportation going during gasoline shortages. By the late 1940s, NASA’s X-15 jet was fuelled by NH3.

It may be a while yet, however, before Green NH3 machines are readily available to the public. Each machine – the size of a refrigerator – currently costs about $10,000. But Gordon’s hoping the green-conscious federal government will one day subsidize them, the way they gave $25.6 million in January to  the nation’s first geothermal power facility in Saskatchewan. He says that kind of funding would make the first 100 Green NH3 machines affordable for automobile owners.

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