Harlo Mayne is an inventor but he may not fit the normal description of what you maybe accustomed to. This Jamaican is self-taught and his knowledge of technology in the real world could surpass those with formal training.
In the video below which was aired on a Jamaican local TV, CVM, Mayne explains the value of his most popular invention to date- a system that powers a car using only water.
Mayne, who is also a 2014 Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) Proof of Concept (PoC) winner, took the top prize of JMD750,000 (about USD 7,500) as Innovator of the Year for his H2-Flex Hydrogen Hybrid Kit.
The project, which was initially entered in the Education, Popularization of Science, Technology and Innovation category of the competition, is a hydrogen-powered generator. The device converts water into 100% pure hydrogen gas on demand. Since no electricity is required in the generation process, it can work in tandem with internal combustion engines to greatly improve fuel efficiency.