Oxidising carbon fuels waste most of its energy, oxidising the carbon – it is only the Molecular Nuclear Fusion the makes the net process exothermic
So it is the steam plasma which releases heat. We can titanium plate the cylinder body and head, or the boiler plate. At a stroke, for $200 we double the mpg of the engine.
So for racing cars, we halve the fuel stops. Or we double the acceleration we can get. So for a family car, we double the mpg we get. 60Mpg, rather than 30. We halve our fuel burn. Reducing man's world CO2 emissions by 20%. But as man uses diesel cars, they fell by 6% last year, 4.5% the year before.
Hence OPEC decided Global Warming was caused by NO/NO2 (NOx) emissions from diesels: but petrol cars produce as much NOX, and more CO2. NOx fertilizes plants, which take in CO2 to grow. So diesels are the non-po;lluting car emgines. Which will save life on Earth.
So this week, Global Warming (which ened naturally 21 years ago) is caused by CO2 again – so diesels are the way to go. But we can do better.
But if we have a steam filled glass tube, we just do the plasma burn.
2 H2O+TU->E3+L+X-ray No CO2, or radioactive waste
So a 50x1cm steam plasma tube should liberate at least 1.2MW/m – as liberated by lightening strikes, every 3 seconds around the Earth. Free steam plasmas have a surface temperature of 10millionoC – and make the NOx which fertilises natural plant growth.
So an automotive thermoelectric generator will produce 72kW – 45kW will propel a helicopter. There's an idea, have a 50x1cm steam plasma linkd to a thermoelectric generator, to fly a helicopter – no petrol. Or speed traps: we will need IT ssytem to fly the craft point to point, using radar and radio links to other fusion ships. Read Automotive Thermoelectric Generators and HVAC
So a 600mph helicopter which runs off regular water. It is very wasteful, so we are talking 5x10-11cc a year – fro heavy use.
So for the sschool run and shopping, we are talking 3.5x10-12cc of regular water a year: no CO2 produced. So free travel – and we save life on Earth.
But already plants cap CO2 at a static 2 part per million – its pre-industrial level. So there is no man-made Climate Change. We have natural, solar derived weather. And Global Warming died 1995.