DETROIT — MagneGas Corp. is now supplying General Motors with its MagneGas fuel. MagneGas Corp. converts liquid-based materials into hydrogen-based fuel, removing acetylene from the process.
GM is trialing the fuel in maintenance and metal-working activities at its Grand Blanc Weld & Tool Center in Flint. MagneGas will ship their fuel cylinders from its production facility in Michigan.
GM tested MagneGas, assessing its environmental, health, and safety impacts. It found it cut cleaner, faster, and is more cost-effective than acetylene.
“We are always in pursuit of technologies that enhance quality and efficiency while also performing well on a holistic business case,” said John Bradburn, manager of waste-reduction efforts at GM. “In its current state, this technology does just that. We’re working closely with MagneGas to discuss possible future applications with potential to reduce our environmental impact.”